Volkswagen Vento Petrol Comfortline has been incorporated with powerful 1.6L petrol engine that generates maximum power of 105 ps @ 5250 rpm along with maximum torque of 153 nm @ 3800 rpm. It is painted in pearl-metallic color while air ducts, front grille and fog lamps are given chrome finish to beatify the car. The bumpers are body colored decorated with bold halogen headlamps. On a brighter side, it offers an anti-corrosion warranty of six years for its alluring galvanized body. The interiors are equally attractive including plenty of features like 4-speaker radio as well as CD player with roof antenna, AC with rear vents and dust pollen filters. Other vital features included in the car are defrogger, adjustable steering, adjustable seats, power windows and door locks. All these premium features fully justifies the higher price that Volkswagen quotes for it.
Volkswagen Vento Petrol Comfortline is structured as Volkswagen polo with addition of the boot that is creatively integrated with the rest of the body. It is mounted on 15-inch alloy wheels which is longer than that fitted in Polo. It is sold in two variants – Highline and Trendline, each with two engine options – 1.6 TDI and 1.6 Petrol manual/ auto. Given that the Trendline is the base version, the company can increase its sale multifold by introducing the mid version – Comfortline.
Volkswagen Vento Petrol Comfortline is renowned for its premium quality whether it is plastic used or dashboard look. The front seat can be adjusted by regular lever and from the lever placed behind it by the rear seat passenger for more leg room. This unique feature is extremely useful for chauffeur driven car. However, the manufacturer has fitted in audio and CD player without AUX/ USB support with average sound quality and the controls are also not mounted on steering.
Transmission and Drive
The distinguishing feature of this car is that it is exceptionally silent and accelerates with ease. The engine is integrated with 6-speed automatic tiptronic gear-box for smooth drive. Nevertheless, manual gear shift is more enjoyable. The car does not have seat-belt warning and hence one needs to be careful to wear them whenever on the road.
Ride, Handling and Braking
Volkswagen Vento Petrol Comfortline has a stiff suspension that is designed for Indian roads and absorbs most of the bumps ensuring a smooth ride. The power steering is very light and helps in easy handling in city traffic. It has a robust braking system as well and integrated with ABS and EBD. It is mounted on 185/60/15 Apollo tyres which though are not the best in the segment does a commendable job.
Volkswagen Vento Petrol Comfortline embodies a powerful 1.6L DOHC petrol engine that has a capacity to generate output of 105 PS @ 5250 rpm and peak torque of 158 Nm @ 3800 rpm. It comfortably delivers a mileage of 10 – 12 kmpl, reaching to a top speed of 170kmph while accelerating at 13.7s to reach 0-100kmph.