The next generation VW Vento for the Russian market has been teased in the form of official sketches.
While the VW Vento for India looks set to soldier on without major overhauls in the immediate future, it’s Russian counterpart (simply called as the Polo) is going to be succeeded by an all-new model soon.
Based on the new Russia-spec Skoda Rapid which was introduced there late last year, the 2020 VW Vento features a comprehensive redesign. The front fascia receives a considerably larger grill with chrome accents. The sedan also receives new LED headlamps that are in line with the brand’s new identity. The sharp-looking bumper adds more excitement to the front fascia.
The profile is relatively understated, just like the current Vento but flared wheel arches and larger alloy wheels improve the aesthetics. Like the Rapid, the new Vento will be a notchback. The two-part LED taillights and chrome finished pseudo dual exhaust tips round off the exterior design.
VW has revealed the dimensions of its latest Russian sedan. The new Vento measures 4,483 mm in length, 1,706 mm in width and 1,484 mm in height. The car offers a boot space of 550 liters. So, 2020 VW Vento is longer, wider, taller and has more boot space than the model it replaces.
The dashboard layout has been carried forward from the Russia-spec Skoda Rapid but the Vento gets unique design and color themes. The next generation sedan sports virtual cockpit (Configurable color instrument console display), a wide touchscreen infotainment screen and automatic climate control. Keeping in mind the requirements of Russia, the sedan will be equipped with heated seats and steering wheel.
Coming to the powertrain options, the Russia-spec model will be available with a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine, available in two states of tune (90 h and 110 hp, and a range-topping 125 hp 1.4-liter TSI turbo petrol motor. The 90 hp version will be mated to a 5-MT while the 110 hp version can be specified with a 5-MT or 6-DSG. The turbocharged unit will be available exclusively with a 7-DSG.
The next generation VW Vento for India is not expected to be ready before 2022. For our market, the successor will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform which is currently being localized. In addition to spawning a range of crossovers under VW and Skoda brands, the modular architecture will also underpin next-gen Rapid for India.