Volkswagen Malaysia has officially unveiled the new Volkswagen Vento, which is essentially a facelifted version of the car we know as the Polo Sedan. The name translates to ‘wind’ in Italian and Portuguese.
The Vento is locally assembled in Pekan, Pahang, and offered in three variants: Trendline, Comfortline and the range-topping Highline. Both the Trendline and Comfortline are powered by a 1.6-litre MPI with an output of 105 PS, maximum torque of 153 Nm and fuel consumption of 6.5 litres per 100 km. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic.
Meanwhile, the Highline features a 1.2-litre turbocharged, direct-injection TSI engine that develops 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque, which is the highest torque in its class. Equipped with a seven-speed DSG, this variant returns a remarkable fuel consumption of 5.5 litres per 100 km.
Appearance-wise, the Vento comes with new chrome grille, smoked headlamps with manual height adjustability, new fog lamp design as well as 16-inch “Syenit” alloy wheels. Highlights in the cabin include a new silver finish on the dashboard, tilt and telescopic adjustable multi-function leather steering wheel and a cooled glove box. It also comes with folding rear seats, ‘Cable’ fabric seat upholstery and a large multi-function display.
Elsewhere, there are cruise control, remote control operated power windows, and automatic one touch up/down power windows for all four doors, as well as “Climatronic” automatic air conditioning system. On the safety front, the Vento Highline is kitted with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), four airbags (front and side), ABS, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), anti-theft alarm system with interior surveillance system, anti-pinch power windows and ISOFIX anchorage point for child seats.
The new Vento is priced at RM82,888 for the Trendline, RM89,888 for the Comfortline, and RM96,888 for the Highline. Five colours are available – Candy White, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey and Deep Black. Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide.