Volkswagen Vento 2015 unveiled in India, 2016 unveiled in Russia

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Volkswagen Vento 2015 adds more cosmetic changes and sticks to the same technical spec, Vento 2016 looks more attractive with bi-xenon headlamps with LED cluster, and a chrome garnish

Volkswagen unveiled its 2015 Vento in India with no changes to its technical specifications, however a premium touch to its looks with minor cosmetic upgrades to the interior and exterior. Still it is far behind in term of looks to the Polo sedan( VW Selling Vento in Russia as Polo Sedan) unveiled today in Russia. The regularly updated Vento receives this facelift after 8 months since the last update, while said that you can see no major changes to the compact sedan.

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The upgrade to the India Volkswagen Vento 2015 includes Passat like grille styling in the front, bumper with chrome strip added on the bottom towards its jaw and rectangular shaped fog lamp with cornering lights, unlike the predecessor which was round in shape. Overall the new Vento looks have cream of the cake upgrade making it look more premium in its-class. New rear tail lights, rear bumper, boot lid, bonnet, tail-pipes and no changes on the sides though apart from the chrome touches on the door handles. The frequent design update on the Vento makes us speculate if Volkswagen is not planning for an update fresh new model of the Vento. Not sure, this could also be to keep up with the market trends in the automotive industry.

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Volkswagen Polo Sedan unveiled in Russia ( Vento 2016 ?)

No changes to the motor, technically remains same with the 1.2-litre petrol engine with power of 105PS and peak torque of 175 Nm, 1.6-litres petrol engine with power of 105 PS and peak torque of 153 Nm and a 1.5-litres turbocharged diesel engine with max power of 105PS and peak torque of 250Nm, the transmission also remains the same mated to the unchanged 5-speed manual unit and a 7-speed DSG box.

The interior remains alike as the outgoing model, new additional include new interior color schemes, stylish multi-function three spoke steering wheel, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a dead pedal, external boot release and auto-folding mirrors.

Will the facelift help Vento move the dragger on the sales report with these upgrades with new lads like Maruti Ciaz and Japanese Honda City show better host? Let’s wait and see what the German carmaker will have to offer differently.