Volkswagen Malaysia has unveiled the new locally assembled Vento and it is available in three variants, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Whilst the Vento name might translate to ‘wind’ in Italian and Portugese, Volkswagen’s latest B-Segment contender is made for drivers who want the best in performance without sacrificing safety.
The highlight of the launch is the range-topping Vento Highline that is powered by a 1.2l turbocharged direct injection TSI engine, producing an output of 103hp, with a maximum torque output of 175Nm, which currently, has the highest torque output in its class. Connected to the engine is the 7-speed DSG automatic transmission, which makes it possible for the Vento Highline to achieve a frugal fuel consumption figure of 5.5l/100km.
The 1.6l Comfortline and the entry-level Trendline comes with a 1.6l naturally aspirated Multi-Point fuel injection engine with an output of 103hp and 153Nm of torque, mated a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox with Tiptronic function. In terms of fuel consumption, both trims are able to achieve 6.5l/100km.
The Vento Highline is awarded 5 star rating by ASEAN NCAP as it is equipped with the latest safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), four airbags (front and side), anti-lock braking system (ABS), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). Additionally, the Vento also comes with anti-theft alarm system with interior surveillance system, anti-pinch power windows and ISOFIX anchorage point for child seats.
Inside, the Vento comes with a new silver finish on the dashboard for a sleek look and feel. Modern day driver amenities are available in the Vento such as the tilt and telescopic adjustable multi-function leather steering wheel and a cooled glove box. The Vento also comes with folding rear seats, ‘Cable’ fabric seat upholstery and a large multi-function display.
The Vento also comes with features such as cruise control, remote control operated power windows, and automatic one touch up/down power windows for all four doors – making it the only car in its segment to offer such exclusivity. The Vento also comes with “Climatronic” automatic air conditioning system, a fully automatic climate control system for the comfort of all passengers.
Likewise, its exterior features a new chrome grill and “character lines”, which contours and defines the new compact saloon. Featured on the Highline trim are the 16” Syenit alloy wheels and 15” Riverside alloy wheels for the Trendline and Comfortline trims, new tail lamp design, new smoked headlamps, new fog lamp design and manual height adjustable headlamps to ensure optimal visibility in any situation.
The new Vento is priced at RM79,888 for the Trendline, RM86,888 for the Comfortline, and RM93,888 for the range-topping Highline. Five colours are available – Candy White, Flash Red, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey and Deep Black. In addition to that, if you place an order now, you will get an Early Bird Price starting from RM77,888. Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, please visit www.volkswagen.com.my
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