Volkswagen Quietly Equips Vento With 110PS Diesel Engine
- by Rachit Shad Trehan
- Nov 14, 2016
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It is the same mill that powers the Ameo diesel
All Volkswagen products on offer in India are extremely intriguing compared to the obvious options from more established marques such as Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki or Honda. Such is the case with the Vento sedan, which has always been a conservative, but mouth-watering alternative to the dominance of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. Now, the German carmaker has upped the ante by equipping the Vento with a more powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine, taken straight from the Ameo.
The power output goes up from 105PS to 110PS but the max torque figure remains the same at 250Nm. The diesel engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is again the same as the sub-4 metre Ameo sedan. Somehow, the engineers at VW have managed to increase the fuel efficiency of the engine in the Vento. It returns an impressive 22.27 kmpl and 22.15 kmpl with the manual and automatic transmissions respectively. On the other hand, the same diesel engine returns 21.73 kmpl and 21.66 kmpl with the automatic and manual gearboxes respectively in the Ameo. This is surprising as the Vento is heavier in weight than the smaller Ameo.
With the updated diesel engine under the hood and the same legendary German built quality, the Vento now becomes a ‘must-consider’ option, graduating from just an ‘intriguing’ one. Although, it still isn’t as powerful as the top-spec Hyundai Verna diesel, which has a 1.6-litre, 4-pot diesel engine and is tuned to churn out 128PS of power and 260Nm of torque. The Vento automatic also falls short of the fuel economy figures of Verna’s automatic variant but does manage to outgun the manual counterpart. Importantly, the Vento outdoes the 100PS Honda City diesel and the 90PS Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel in terms of outright power.Recommended Variant : Vento 1.5 TDI Highline