Volkswagen has revealed the Sports variant for the Vento sedan in the Indian market. Based on the Highline Plus variant, the prices for the Sports variant starts at Rs 11.44 lakh (ex-showroom, India) while the TSI petrol-automatic costs Rs 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the diesel-manual costs Rs 12.92 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and the diesel-automatic is priced at Rs 14.17 lakh (ex-showroom, India) making the sports variant the top-end trim for the VW Vento.
In terms of changes, the newly introduced VW Vento Sport gets carbon-fibre finish for the wing mirrors, a new “Sport” moniker on the front fenders, an all-black roof wrap, new 10-spoke Portago 16-inch alloy wheels, black side foils and a rear spoiler finished in glossy black paint. Apart from these, it also gets LED headlamps with daytime running lamps (DRL) and LED inserts in the tail-lamps.
However, the interior of the sedan doesn’t get any additional features and continues to offer all the features from the Highline variant of the standard Vento. The features include chrome inserts in the cabin, faux-leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, a touch-screen infotainment system and a rear parking camera.
Mechanically, the Vento Sports variant comes with the same 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 105 Bhp and gets a five-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit that generates 110 Bhp and gets a five-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission. A 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine churning out 105 Bhp and mated 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is also on offer. However, the arch rival for the Vento Sport Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S offers two engine options- the 1.4-litre petrol producing 90.74 Bhp and the 1.3-litre diesel engine with 88.76 Bhp. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission however; the petrol engine is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission. However, the Ciaz diesel variant also comes with smart hybrid technology as an option.
The sedan will be equipped with dual airbags and ABS as standard across all variants along with ESP as safety features. Although, Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Vento (Virtus) based on the company's new MQB platform globally, the Indian market still continues to get the PQ25 based Vento till the prices of the MQB platform comes down. Also, Volkswagen is offering the Vento Sport on the MY2018 and MY2017 models. If the buyer opts for the older model, then benefits of up to Rs 1.2 lakh can be availed on the car, not including additional benefits of up to Rs 25,000 on bookings made before March 20, and exchange and loyalty benefits of up to Rs. 20,000.
Apart from this, recently Volkswagen also introduced a special edition of the Vento, named the All Star. The newly introduced VW Vento Sports variant will take against the likes of the Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, and the Hyundai Verna in the country. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the Volkswagen Vento Sport.