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Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition revealed. The carmaker has not revealed the prices; however, the Vento Sport Edition is listed on the company's website.
The Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition launch date is expected this March 2018.
The Vento Sport distinguishes itself from the regular model with several additional styling features.
The VW Vento Sport Edition gets carbon-finish Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs), chrome 'Sport' badging on the front fenders, glossy black roof wrap, 16-inch Portago alloy wheels, black side foils and glossy black rear spoiler.
Upgrades to the Vento Sport interiors aren't known yet, but the sporty sedan is expected to be offered on the top-of-the-line Highline Plus variant.
The Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus variant is the fully loaded trim which gets faux leather upholstered seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, electrically foldable ORVMs, touchscreen infotainment system with reverse camera and MirrorLink connectivity.
Among the Vento safety features, the sedan will be equipped with dual airbags and ABS as standard across variants along with ESP.
The VW Vento top variant also gets LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lights (DRL).
Mechanically, the Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition will continue to draw power from the same engines as the regular model.
The Volkswagen Vento Sport will be powered by a 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine which produces 103bhp and 174Nm of torque which is paired with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
There is also the 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine which is tuned to churn out 103bhp and 153Nm of torque which is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Vento also gets a diesel engine, a 1.5-litre TDI unit which develops 108bhp and 250Nm of torque which is available either with a 5-speed manual or the 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The Volkswagen Vento price for the Highline Plus variant is Rs 12.62 lakh for the petrol and Rs 13.87 lakh for the diesel model. Both the prices are ex-showroom.
We expect the Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition price to be in the range of Rs 13 lakh for the petrol and Rs 14 lakh for the diesel model.
DriveSpark's Thoughts About The New Volkswagen Vento Sport Edition
Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Vento (Virtus) based on the company's new MQB platform; however, India continues to get the PQ25 based Vento.
Till the prices of the MQB platform comes down, we are unlikely to see VW launch the next-generation Vento in India.
With Honda City and the Hyundai Verna updated, Volkswagen is looking to add some amount of freshness to the Vento with special editions.