These variants of the Volkswagen Vento will be discontinued in India
German automaker Volkswagen has started to discontinue one of its popular mid-size sedans – Volkswagen Vento – in India. The existing range of the sedan is now limited to just three variants. The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to replace the outgoing Vento in the country.
Volkswagen has currently discontinued the Comfortline variants of the Vento including the Highline Plus MT. Interested parties can purchase the Vento in the equipment variants Highline MT, Highline AT and Highline Plus AT. The mid-size sedan ex-showroom price starts from Rs 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). The Volkswagen Vento Matte Edition, launched last year, has a starting price of Rs 14.79 lakh (ex-Showroom New Delhi).
Like the Skoda Slavia, the Virtus will be based on the MQB AO-IN platform. The upcoming sedan is expected to have a power sunroof, large touch screen, digital instrument panel, multiple airbags, LED projector headlights, LED taillight and other features.
The new Volkswagen sedan is expected to be powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The 1.0 liter engine develops a maximum output of 115 hp and the maximum torque of the sedan is 175 Nm. The 1.0-liter petrol engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Users are also offered a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The sedan is also expected to get a new 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine offered in the Taigun. The engine produces a peak power of 150 hp while the maximum power is 250 Nm.
Because the Volkswagen Vento will soon be completely discontinued; the Volkswagen Virtus could replace him in the future. In terms of dimensions, the VW Virtus measures 4482mm in length, 1751mm in width and 1472mm in height. That means the new sedan will be 92mm longer, 5mm taller and 52mm wider compared to the Vento. The wheelbase of the sedan is 2651 mm, that of the Vento 2553 mm. This means the Virtus is 98mm longer than the Vento.
Considering that India doesn’t have an abundance of mid-size sedans, the Volkswagen Virtus will offer a good option for budget buyers. We hope this sedan can compete with other sedans available in the Indian market. At its launch, this Volkswagen Virtus will compete with brands such as Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
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