Volkswagen India has upgraded its trendy sedan Vento by offering it with a special edition named as ‘Preferred Edition’. The reason behind this new updation is obviously to boost it sales and also to give it a 2014 look. With this newly added version, it gets few interior as well as exterior features which are making this car trendier than before. Volkswagen is also offering free insurance for one year and roadside assistance for four years on this Preferred Edition.
This new accessory package is worth Rs. 51,000 but company is reportedly providing it free of cost. The preferred edition is based on Vento’s middle Comfortline diesel variant and available at cost of 10.74 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
Main Changes at Exterior & Interior:
On the name of modification and renovation in the form of newly equipped accessory package, the Preferred Vento first of all gets an all-new-badge saying ‘Vento Preferred’. Other than this, the new and trendy Vento Preferred comes with distinctive side door protectors, stylish sun visors, sporty alloy wheels, chrome window embellishment, sleek trunk spoiler.
Contrary, it’s inside cabin is now redesigned with a reverse camera with navigation system, doorstep garnish etc.
It doesn’t come with any mechanical changes. The Vento Preferred comes only with diesel unit sharing from ongoing Vento. The diesel trim is a 1598cc, 1.6 liter 4-cylinder DOHC churning out the max power of 103.56bhp and peak torque of 250Nm and mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
The Vento Preferred will offer the similar claimed mileage figures of 20.5km/l like the predecessor.
Space & Dimension:
The new special edition of Vento is 4384mm in length, 1699mm in width and 1466mm in height along with the wheelbase of 2552mm and minimum ground clearance of 168mm.
It has no doubt that with the launch of Honda City diesel trim, this VW’s sedan is facing a tough phase in terms of its sales, this is the reason company is trying its best to bring the Vento’s charm back. The launch of this Vento Preferred is just a part of this strategy we think. But we must say, to beat Honda’s most popular Sedan City is definitely not easy.