Vento to get 1.5-litre diesel and automatic gearbox

Autocar India
First Published: 11:04 IST(18/3/2014)
Last Updated: 16:15 IST(18/3/2014)
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Volkswagen will launch the Vento sedan with a new 1.5-litre diesel engine which will first come to India in the Polo facelift that will hit showrooms in May 2014. While the Polo facelift will get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine in two states of tune, the Vento sedan will only come with the higher 104bhp version.

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The big news is that along with the new engine, the carmaker will also launch a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox-equipped version of the Vento in India.
 
The carmaker introduced its hi-tech DSG gearbox on its mainstream Polo and Vento range last year but offered them only on the petrol variant.
 
Currently, the only diesel-automatic sedan available in that segment is the Hyundai Verna which comes with a four-speed automatic gearbox.
 
The Vento 1.5-litre diesel will go on sale in the latter part of this year and the DSG-equipped version is expected to cost around Rs. 1 lakh more than its manual counterpart.
 
 

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