Upcoming Volkswagen Vento facelift spied testing among a fleet
New model of Volkswagen Vento has been put together by the German carmaker, possibly for mid-2015 launch. This is the second time this model has been spied. The publication who came up with the initial set of spy shots suggested that the makeover was just provisional. But upon first hand witnessing of the new Vento, we are under the impression that this is the final / production spec model.
Updates on the 2015 Volkswagen Vento facelift include repositioning of brand badge to a lower spot shifting accommodating parabolic cut from bonnet edge to bumper’s; bolder looking bumper, change in detailing of bumper around fog lamps, and new thin slat across boot lid in body colour (which could be coated in chrome for higher variants).
Apart from the yet-to-launch new VW Vento version, there were two current Ventos, one Left Hand Drive Vento, two Skoda Rapids and one VW Polo, in the fleet. What’s interesting is that all of them were TDI (diesel) variants, suggesting the company is working on diesel powertrain, possibly the transmission.
The new 1.5 litre TDI engine launched last year on Polo, Vento and Rapid has proven to be incredibly smooth and responsive, delivering great mileage as well. Which is why VW could be working on optimising gear ratios or the like, and not the engine. New 1.5 TDI is a downsized version of previously employed 1.6 litre TDI which was good but not as much as the new one.