Volkswagen Vento has got yet another facelift, yes you heard it right. In the span of nine months Vento has gone through another update. The 2015 Vento get widespread cosmetic changes and some more features with an aim to be better than the previous model. There are many tough competitors available in the C-segment such as Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Nissan Sunny. As a result of such fierce competitors Vento is struggling to be into buyer’s radar, so in order to increase the sale and to catch buyer’s attention VW has given its meaty sedan a mild makeover. With these new features and more fuel efficiency, whether Vento stand a chance to fight against the competitors? Let’s have a glance.
- As there is no change in the engines, so expect same drivability and road behavior in the new Vento as well. As before, petrol Version is peppier to drive and delivers excellent performance and poses a certain threat to Honda city, Maruti Ciaz and Verna.
- 2015 Vento now looks more premium with three slate chrome grille, muscular bonnet, headlamps with smoke effect and faux 3D effect LED tail lights and made this sedan more compelling buy.
- Thanks to redesigned bonnet and minor extended dimensions, Vento looks longer than its previous versions and it also ensure better rear legroom space.
- Volkswagen has always built robust quality products and new Vento will not disappoint you as well with its firmness and vigorous body structure.
- 2015 Vento offers mature ride and handling thanks to its good suspension and responsive steering wheel which makes it easy for corner carving and to absorb potholes of Indian roads.
- Volkswagen has limited dealership network across the country which needs to be increased; service stations of Volkswagen are also few in numbers which also needs growth.
- Though VW has made some equipment standard and added some more features but still it misses out on touchscreen infotainment, reverse camera and navigation while other competitors offer all these features.
- Though VW is claiming that it has improved the fuel efficiency of new Vento by 7 percent but when we compare it with its competitors, then it falls behind by 1-2 KMPL which is quite a long margin considering the stiff competition.
- VW’s maintenance and spare part cost is slightly higher which might dent your pocket a bit and initial ownership cost is also on the higher side.
- Volkswagen reliability comes into mind when someone is opting for VW car, reliability can be improved by delivering good sales services to the owners.
Volkswagen Vento is a under rated car in segment as despite of having close to perfect riding dynamics, smooth gearbox it struggled to be in the top three cars. But by bringing more equipments as standard and an array of cosmetic changes VW tries to cover up the past flaws of sedan and make it more desirable than before. Let’s come to design now which got subdued changes but look clean and neat but on overall package terms it can’t match Honda and Hyundai. Let’s be precise, if you want a car with timeless design, brilliant gearbox and refined performance, then look no further.