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Old 4th January 2016, 22:32   #16
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Just for the heck of speculation, let's assume this version with bi-xenon lights + DRLs and reversing camera(?) and auto-dimming IRVM (?) will sit above the recently launched 'New Vento Highline Plus'; probably VW will call it the 'New New Vento Highline Multiplication' . There's a good chance that the poverty-spec Trendline variant of the Vento might be ditched to accommodate the new compact sedan. These new features will ensure that the price goes northwards, thus automatically creating a price gap between this and the Polo for the Ameo.
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It's quite ironic that a design which looks eternal and modern even five years after its launch was handpicked for the maximum number of facelifts in such a short period of time.

They could have just left the Vento as is on the outside. The one I like the best is the facelift (second?) with those smoked headlights. And all they ever needed to do was give the Vento black interiors, a bit more weight and feel to the steering, a lot more kit (The Fiesta or even the i10 can shame the VW in this regard), hide that stupid brake cable from the side profile, better NVH and some beefier rubber.

Anyways, the latest reasoning for the facelift is surely to accommodate that 4 meter thingy as rightly pointed out by BHPian kvish. So, fans of Vento out there, go and get one before VW places it in Jetta territory.
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Hi I doubt this is a facelift, a friend of mine bought the updated vento two months ago and got the same front lights as an option worth ₹18k in Delhi. So they're probably just making it standard.
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just picked the Vento last month. One of the thing i wanted was LED lights and voila :P

That said if it is just head light and few minor upgrades like Auto Dimming IVRM and stuff, that can be easily retrofitted. Obviously if they add new features like this they are going to add more moolah to the total price of car. I can get much better looking aftermarket Headlights for the astronomical price VW will ask for it.

People thinking of 1.4 TSI might realise that any car if it gets that combination will be Jetta and not Vento. On the other side i think VW would like to keep that combo exclusive to beetle for some time.
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Hi I doubt this is a facelift, a friend of mine bought the updated vento two months ago and got the same front lights as an option worth ₹18k in Delhi. So they're probably just making it standard.
if possible, can you post a few pics of headlamps of your friend's car as a reference?

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People thinking of 1.4 TSI might realise that any car if it gets that combination will be Jetta and not Vento. On the other side i think VW would like to keep that combo exclusive to beetle for some time.
Hi AtheK,
Jetta already has 1.4 TSI, so do the Octavia. So there is nothing exclusive to that. If you are talking of 1.4 TSI with DSG, then fine.

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Hi AtheK,
Jetta already has 1.4 TSI, so do the Octavia. So there is nothing exclusive to that. If you are talking of 1.4 TSI with DSG, then fine.

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Yes ofcourse the DsG, I think jetta really deserves that combo, don't see vento getting it for long time. A 1.4 tsi in manual variant will be sweet on vento but I still don't see that happening soon.
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Yes ofcourse the DsG, I think jetta really deserves that combo, don't see vento getting it for long time. A 1.4 tsi in manual variant will be sweet on vento but I still don't see that happening soon.

Definitely not on vento! My octy has the 1.4 and it's the same as the jetta's albeit in a higher state of tune. The Jetta gets 122hp while the octy gets 140hp. The new beetle is tuned to produce 150hp and I read somewhere that both the Jetta and Octavia will be getting this higher tune upgrade soon.
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Hi I doubt this is a facelift, a friend of mine bought the updated vento two months ago and got the same front lights as an option worth ₹18k in Delhi. So they're probably just making it standard.
Clearly not these OEM LED headlights manufactured by Hella - your friend must have got those aftermarket ones.

These OEM headlights cost close to 90k imported from the Europe (shipping and customs duties excluded). The OEM bi-xenon models with DRLs manufactured by Valeo itself cost close to 70k!
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Just for the heck of speculation, let's assume this version with bi-xenon lights + DRLs and reversing camera(?) and auto-dimming IRVM (?) will sit above the recently launched 'New Vento Highline Plus'; probably VW will call it the 'New New Vento Highline Multiplication' . There's a good chance that the poverty-spec Trendline variant of the Vento might be ditched to accommodate the new compact sedan. These new features will ensure that the price goes northwards, thus automatically creating a price gap between this and the Polo for the Ameo.
+1 for your analysis. They need a breathing space pricing wise in between Polo and Vento for Ameo. Decreasing the price of Polo is out of question. Only way of making a settling space for Ameo is increasing the price of Vento by adding few features to it. So expect cosmetic changes to recent face-lifted Vento with DRL's, Projector Headlamps, may be finally a change to headunit with rich AVN etc:- IMO Sunroof is bit distant and won't be there now or might be after 3 months highline plus plus plus!
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This Vento looks really nice but as my fellow BHPians are correctly saying, it is not a good move from VW to make their customers feel outdated so fast.
It is not a question of spending 10 lacs or a crore for a car, but whenever one buys a new car from the showroom, they would definitely expect the car to not have any more newer upgrades or facelifts anytime soon.

I wonder if the car markers do even think about such things before implementing such decisions
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Clearly not these OEM LED headlights manufactured by Hella - your friend must have got those aftermarket


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It's OEM, he paid 45k for it with insurance for the lights and got it from vw west Delhi
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It's OEM, he paid 45k for it with insurance for the lights and got it from vw west Delhi
Sold and installed at the dealership does not imply they are OEM. The dealership sources these headlamps from a third party and sells them as accessories after including their profit margin. You will not get a part number for these headlights and they will not be available in ETKA - VW's database for parts.

We have similar headlamps being sold at the dealership here.

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Sold and installed at the dealership does not imply they are OEM. The dealership sources these headlamps from a third party and sells them as accessories after including their profit margin. You will not get a part number for these headlights and they will not be available in ETKA - VW's database for parts.

We have similar headlamps being sold at the dealership here.
Thanks for clarifying Gannu. I got the shock of my life! I recently purchased similar headlights from Lumen Systems which are sourced from Eagle Eyes. They are really good but hearing VW is selling them as OEM gave me a shock!
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Sold and installed at the dealership does not imply they are OEM. The dealership sources these headlamps from a third party and sells them as accessories after including their profit margin. You will not get a part number for these headlights and they will not be available in ETKA - VW's database for parts.

We have similar headlamps being sold at the dealership here.
in that case, my apologies for being ignorant! I assumed they would be OEM since they don't look cheap and are unlike the after market stuff you see
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