Volkswagen Vento MY2016 update to come with sharper headlamps and integrated LED DRLs as the major changes
Volkswagen is most likely to come up with an integrated LED Daytime Running Lights for the Vento sedan as the 2016 model year update. A video of the new headlamp cluster with the DRLs has emerged on AutoColumn and it signifies that the updated version is not far away from getting launched.
Last June saw the German auto maker introducing a Vento facelift for the Indian market. The sedan boasted cosmetic and feature changes that stepped up the premium appeal with a wider body stance. The spy pictures of the factory test model were released as well in January 2016 that showcased the Vento with a sharper headlamp cluster housing U shaped DRLs. The well thought-out flickering Daytime Running Lights system are slanted to give a bold appearance and will elevate the road presence of the Vento.
The stylish headlamps could be accompanied by a shorter bonnet compared to the outgoing model as witnessed from the spied image. The headlamp unit shares resemblance with the Jetta facelift and could be exported to foreign markets as VW ships India-made cars to over 35 countries – with Vento being the most exported.
The 2016 Volkswagen Vento will continue to feature the three-slated Passat-alike chrome grille, a revised bonnet, LED fog lamps, large air dam, 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, electric wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, chrome accents on bumper and trunk lip and LED tail lights.
Despite no interiors pictures are available, the updated model could come with new touchscreen Mirror Link Connectivity infotainment system, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wiper and new upholstery as showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. It is being sold with three engine options currently: a 1.6-litre petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel and all of them could remain the same.
The 1.6L MPI produces 103bhp @ 5250rpm/153Nm @ 3,800rpm and the smaller 1.2L TSI develops 103bhp @ 5,000rpm/ 175Nm @ 1,500rpm while the 1.5L TDI churns out 103 bhp @ 4,400rpm/ 250Nm @ 1,500rpm. All the engines will have the option of a five-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. As for now, the base model is priced at 7.85 lakh and the top-end at 12.13 lakh. Expect a slight premium for the integrated LED DRLs when the 2016 MY Vento comes into life.
Image and Video Source: AutoColumn