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Old 5th September 2019, 10:22   #166
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Add to this lower quality components

The components are more shoddy, my friend Azaan showed me a Polo TSI on the lift, which like Suhaas's car, had worn suspension and hydraulic shocks all shot at 18000km. He put my Polo 1.6 on the ramp and it had much better formed components and gas struts - all madden the Czech Republic
My FIL recently purchased a Vento TSI as a replacement of his Polo GT TSI. The new car’s suspension is much worse than the old Polo’s. The rear end is bouncy and unsettled, and it basically drives like my Honda City. Reason? It now comes fitted with Maruti-esque/Honda-esque desi Gabriel shockers. The old Euro ride is history. The car now drives like any City or Ciaz.
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Somebody needs to teach Volkswagen arithmetic or give them more information about the Vento:

"The Volkswagen Vento comes with two engine options..."
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My FIL recently purchased a Vento TSI as a replacement of his Polo GT TSI. The new carís suspension is much worse than the old Poloís. The rear end is bouncy and unsettled, and it basically drives like my Honda City. Reason? It now comes fitted with Maruti-esque/Honda-esque desi Gabriel shockers. The old Euro ride is history. The car now drives like any City or Ciaz.

I too own a 2019 Vento TSI with 16'' tyre size. Polo GT TSI's ride is better than Vento TSI's due to better dynamics and setup of the former. However, in my opinion, Vento still rides much better than City & Ciaz. City has a harder suspension whereas Ciaz has a very soft suspension. Vento's suspension lies between the two, thus giving a mix of comfort and sporty drive.
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It appears from the link in your post that the Ameo GT does in fact get the TSI motor.

Yeah it is confusing. Further down the same page they mention the engine options and the TSi is absent.
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My FIL recently purchased a Vento TSI as a replacement of his Polo GT TSI. The new car’s suspension is much worse than the old Polo’s. The rear end is bouncy and unsettled, and it basically drives like my Honda City. Reason? It now comes fitted with Maruti-esque/Honda-esque desi Gabriel shockers. The old Euro ride is history. The car now drives like any City or Ciaz.
This is very sad news. Is it the same with skoda also?

God knows what all they would do when India platform is up and running

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Have you guys checked "Vento TSI Manual - 7 Gears, Dual Clutch, Conventional Shift, Sport Mode" variant ? This model looks promising similat to Linea TSI and Punto Abarth


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Have you guys checked "Vento TSI Manual - 7 Gears, Dual Clutch, Conventional Shift, Sport Mode" variant ? This model looks promising similat to Linea TSI and Punto Abarth
Pardon my ignorance but why would a manual shift transmission need "dual clutch"? There is no need to preselect a gear in anticipation of user's moves in manual transmission gearbox.
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Ameo GT version launched. It lives on It still does not get the TSi petrol engine though, surprisingly. Includes a rear view camera that the Polo GT does not get. Hopefully dealers will allow us to retro fit them into the Polo.

Sorry didn't get you. The website mentions the TSi engine on the Ameo. Could you please clarify?
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Sorry didn't get you. The website mentions the TSi engine on the Ameo. Could you please clarify?
The website mentions it gets the TSI Engine. However, then it says only two engine options i.e 1.0 MPI and 1.5 TDI (MT& DSG) This is very unprofessional and lame work by Volkswagen, never expected a Global Brand to be so careless and ambiguous. This shows their sincerity towards their own products as well as desperation to survive in the country.
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Looks like the 'updated' Vento now sports a front grill similar in size to my 2014 Vento. Maybe I can just change the front grill, the bumpers and the tail lamps and I'll have the facelifted vento!
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The website mentions it gets the TSI Engine. However, then it says only two engine options i.e 1.0 MPI and 1.5 TDI (MT& DSG) This is very unprofessional and lame work by Volkswagen, never expected a Global Brand to be so careless and ambiguous. This shows their sincerity towards their own products as well as desperation to survive in the country.
Exactly what I was thinking. So the previous Ameo DSG that was there, is it a diesel engine option only?

Also, I noticed, now Vento and Ameo comes in GT versions. Looks like they are milking the GT brand after seeing the success of Polo. Really sad to see such shoddy marketing practices of VW. If they continue like this wont be long when they say good bye to India. I am sure they know this too.
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It's amazing success story in a way to sell the same 10 year old body car with no sheet metal modifications for 10 years!
Probably they would have done retooling of the moulds as they would have worn out in 10 years Or may not be as the total number of Polos they would have produced in 10 years may be equal to the number of Altos Maruti produces in one year.
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They should be looking at reducing prices and adding more features. How can a new edition of the car not have one single additional new feature added when the entire market is going after features.
Why can't they come up with a fully loaded GT TSI variant with all the features of a Highline variant and price it may be 50-60 K more? It will be expensive but at least it can justify the price and may find many takers.
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Why can't they come up with a fully loaded GT TSI variant with all the features of a Highline variant and price it may be 50-60 K more? It will be expensive but at least it can justify the price and may find many takers.
Exactly. I believe it needs the following:

1. Reversing camera
2. Infotainment with Android auto / Apple Carplay
3. paddle shifters
4. auto dimming IRVM
5. Central armrest
6. start/stop keyless entry

This would have been all new Polo GT Line!
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Exactly. I believe it needs the following:

1. Reversing camera
2. Infotainment with Android auto / Apple Carplay
3. paddle shifters
4. auto dimming IRVM
5. Central armrest
6. start/stop keyless entry

This would have been all new Polo GT Line!
The most crucial of them all, apart from the flappy paddles, ought to have been those all-LED headlights from the Vento Highline. It's something VW really ought to have added to the facelift GT.
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2019 Vento Pricing and variants :

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Vento Trendline [Rs 8.77-9.69 lakh]

1.6-litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.5-litre diesel engine with 5-speed manual
Dual front airbags
ABS
Rear parking sensors
Central locking
Rear defogger
Rear fog lamp
Adjustable head restraints at the front and rear
14-inch steel wheels with covers with 175/70 R14 tyres
Turn indicators integrated into the wing mirrors
12V outlet in the centre console
Dead pedal
Leather-wrapped gear knob
Fabric upholstery
Black interior theme
Manual AC
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering
Power windows

Vento Comfortline [Rs 8.99-9.99 lakh]

1.6-litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.5-litre diesel engine with 5-speed manual
Front fog lamps with cornering function
Speed-sensing door locks
15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with 185/60 R15 tyres
Front and rear centre armrest
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Footwell lights
Cooled and lit glove box
12V outlet in the front arm rest
2-DIN audio system with CD, Bluetooth USB, Aux-in and SD card compatibility
Cruise control
Remote central locking and boot opening
Power-adjustable wing mirrors
Multi-function display in the instrument cluster

Vento Highline [Rs 9.99-13.36 lakh]

1.6-litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual
1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
1.5-litre diesel engine with 5-speed manual
1.5-litre diesel engine with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Auto-dimming inside mirror
Electronic Stability Programme (DCT only)
Hill-start assist (DCT only)
Chrome on door handles, boot lid and exhaust tips
Dual-tone interior
Leatherette seat upholstery
6.5-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
Steering-mounted audio controls
Volkswagen Connect connectivity suite
Automatic wipers
Automatic climate control with rear AC vents
Remote window operation
Power folding and adjustable outside mirrors

Vento Highline Plus [Rs 13.18-14.50]

1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
1.5-litre diesel engine with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Four airbags
Rear parking camera
LED headlights with auto-levelling function and DRLs
Black roof (option)
16-inch alloy wheels with 195/55 R16 tyres

Vento GT Line [Rs 13.18-14.50 lakh]

Black roof
'GT Line' stickers and badge
Black cover for outside mirrors
Black rear spoiler
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