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Old 6th October 2018, 14:47   #616
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Is it that VW India has stopped production of its 1.6 MPI variants? Dealers across are ready to sell whatever unit is left with them in their inventory. When a friend of mine wants the vehicle in carbon steel, highline, no dealer is able to place order and get it. Anyway, it is not available anymore in the highline plus 16 inchers.

Is VW approaching another facelift or updating of variants, given that there are now three variants of highline itself?
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Vento ' re-re-fresh' coming again!

The 'new' model will come with a new exterior colour, refreshed interior and enhanced safety.


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1. Will feature diamond-cut wheels in the Highline trim.

2. Its colour palette will include a new metallic blue paint shade that should be similar to the Skoda Rapid Onyx Edition's Lapiz Blue.

3. The interior will have a lighter colour tone and will feature a new touchscreen infotainment system that will have the VWConnect App.

4. 2019 Volkswagen Vento will be available with chest-level airbags for the front occupants in addition to the standard dual front airbags

5. the rear AC vents console will gain a 12V power socket
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the list of equipment will include electric folding and adjustable outside rear view mirrors, art leather seat upholstery, chrome interior accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob and a rear parking camera
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Is there some technical issue, that Volkswagen can’t equip Vento with side and curtain airbags? I still don’t get their logic of not giving 6 airbags!
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Is there some technical issue, that Volkswagen canít equip Vento with side and curtain airbags? I still donít get their logic of not giving 6 airbags!
That will come as part of Re-Re-Re-Re-Fresh!

Cannot add everything in one go when you have to survive 2-3 more years with nothing new.
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Volkswagen Vento gets side airbags. Polo hatchback and Ameo compact sedan also get mild updates

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Top-spec versions – Highline Plus – of the sedan will now feature dual front side airbags, in addition to the dual airbags already offered as standard. This takes the Vento’s airbag count to four
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Other modifications to the Vento line-up include new ‘Portago Grey’ 16-inch alloy wheels for the Highline Plus variants, and new 15-inch alloy wheels for the Highline trim. A body-coloured rear spoiler has also been added.

The update also brings with it the option of a new Lapiz Blue shade, a ‘moonstone’ colour surround for the radio, a glovebox light and a rear USB charging port, all of which are also now available on the Polo hatchback and Ameo compact sedan
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Hi guys

I just bought a 1.5 TDI Vento Highline Manual Transmission. Although the car is nice to drive, in the highway stability area I keep feeling the car is not as up to the mark as my 2010 Polo TDI. Has VW cut corners and compromised in this area?

I mean I just don't get that same rock solid feel I used to get in my Polo when driving over rough highway patches even at high speeds.

And even the Power Steering of the Vento feels harder than earlier VW's. Can someone confirm this? The Polo's steering was feather light in the city but still with enjoyable feedback.

Overall, I'm not able to explain it well, but like with my Polo when when driving at speeds above 100, on rough highway and the bumps caused due to poor patchwork, I never felt the need to correct the line of driving. If the steering was pointed in a particular direction, no matter what speed or what kind of bumps on the road, the car used to just point in that direction without the slightest sign of unsettling. I can't say the same with my new Vento. I specifically bought it remembering the 2010 Polos drive quality.

Can someone shed light on this? Has the power steering been actually somewhat recalibrated to feel heavier or do I need to get it checked?

Could it be that VW has cut corners in the suspension department causing the cars to lose that unwavering confidence they used to inspire irrespective of speed and road quality?
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Hi guys

Has VW cut corners and compromised in this area?
And even the Power Steering of the Vento feels harder than earlier VW's. Can someone confirm this?
Has the power steering been actually somewhat recalibrated to feel heavier or do I need to get it checked?
Could it be that VW has cut corners in the suspension department causing the cars to lose that unwavering confidence they used to inspire irrespective of speed and road quality?
hi there, the problem that you seem to be facing could be due to simply (at it's most basic analysis level) weight handling/distribution matter between the Polo and the Vento. From what I recall, the difference is approx. 150 kg in the kerb weights.
Or it could be that the suspension set-up or the steering may have been tweaked in the refreshed model.
Either ways, if it is too much of an irritant or causing discomfort, you should get it checked.
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I just bought a 1.5 TDI Vento Highline Manual Transmission. Although the car is nice to drive, in the highway stability area I keep feeling the car is not as up to the mark as my 2010 Polo TDI. Has VW cut corners and compromised in this area?
Unlikely. Check your tyre pressures, wheel alignment and finally, perhaps go test drive another Vento to confirm.
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Unlikely. Check your tyre pressures, wheel alignment and finally, perhaps go test drive another Vento to confirm.
Hi I already checked the tire pressures and am now satisfied with the steering. the showroom guys had over inflated the rear tires and under inflated the front ones.I got them to the correct pressures checking them personally.

So the steering now feels fine but still the drive doesn't feel the same confidence inspiring like the Polo. The Polo was unwavering even at 140 around tight bends on the highways. The Vento no doubt still feels much ahead in the stability department than the competition, but if I try to push it in the same manner, there is a sway in the car and I have to slightly correct the line while going through the bend. In the Polo it was just point the steering in the correct angle and keep holding until the bend got over. It was like a no brainer. like, just rotate the steering, forget if there's a pot hole, forget if there's poor patch work or the roads rough etc. just hold the steering and the car would maintain that line and execute that turn. This is something that I'm missing in my Vento.

I'll drive another Vento but I doubt about the wheel alignment because otherwise the car is absolutely fine. its just during the bends that I keep getting that something is missing feeling.

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I can relate with what you are feeling, having owned a Polo for 5 years and using it extensively in this period on both city and highway roads. I felt exactly the same as you are feeling when I bought a Vento. The handling characteristics of Vento are certainly interior to Polo. On the positive side, it takes bumps better than Polo and is quieter over them. You gain some, you lose some
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I can relate with what you are feeling, having owned a Polo for 5 years and using it extensively in this period on both city and highway roads. I felt exactly the same as you are feeling when I bought a Vento. The handling characteristics of Vento are certainly interior to Polo. On the positive side, it takes bumps better than Polo and is quieter over them. You gain some, you lose some
I understand. But such a big contrast in driving dynamics. Its like Volkswagen has almost lost its differentiating identity. If I wanted to settle down with such dynamics I could have rather bought the new feature rich Verna with cooled seats and what not.

Anyway, is there any proven solution to restore the Old 1st gen Polo/Vento driving dynamics? There are long threads on the forum about suspension upgrades . But I just wanna make sure that poor suspension is the only culprit here before emptying my pockets.
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Putting this up on behalf of a friend. His 3 year old vento TDI had overheating lamp light up every time he started in spite of recent coolant top up. This is also showing additional symptoms like loss of pickup. Fearing a damaged sensor or worse evaporating coolant (though there is no sign of leakage), the car had been to the authorised service station in Chennai. The consensus is damaged cooling system warranting change of water pump and associated piping with an estimate of 31K.
Another theory being pushed forth is that there is corrosion in the clutch and flywheel which is contributing to overworking the engine and a change is warranted costing additional 15K. I have asked photos as proof of this claim of corrosion.


Though I doubt this consensus and have asked my friend to a nearby Bosch service station, he is worried his warranty would be void if he does so.

Could I request some feedback on few queries.
Will damage to the water pump so soon in the life cycle be valid, should it not get covered in warranty.
For a car which barely sees coastal roads, is it natural for clutch flywheel get corroded so soon.
Would servicing this outside void the warranty. Would it be possible to source the spares and repair it elsewhere.
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Jetta, Superb, Passat and Octy had this water pump issues since some time now. Is it also common with Vento, Rapid etc?
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I bought a Vento TSI Highline Plus. Thankfully its got Black + Beige interiors.
Any suggestion to maintain turbo, EGR, and DSG is welcomed.
Happy Motoring!
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Jetta, Superb, Passat and Octy had this water pump issues since some time now. Is it also common with Vento, Rapid etc?
Based on ownership reviews here and offline, the water pump failures are much less in the Vento and Rapid diesel engines. The unit is exactly the same across all the variants. Maybe the larger 2.0L engines need a pump with better specs?
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