Volkswagen Vento is one of the popular mid size sedans offered in the country. It has been in the market for a very long time and over the years, Volkswagen has made necessary changes to the car in the form of facelifts to retain buyers attention. Volkswagen Vento competes with Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in the segment. The car not received any major changes except the engine. Diesel engines have been discontinued and it is now available with petrol engine option only. Here we have a type 1 Volkswagen Vento sedan that has been neatly modified to look like the facelifted version.
The video has been uploaded by Autorounders on their YouTube channel. The Volkswagen Vento was in a bad condition when it arrived at the workshop. The front bumper and the lower lip was broken. Owner wanted to get a new look for the car without making many modifications and that is what Autorounders exactly did.
They made customisations to the Volkswagen Vento to make it look like current verison. The original grille on this Vento was sleek and the Volkswagen logo was placed in the centre. The bonnet on this version is slightly different as it has a small circle cut out in the portion where it meets the logo. The facelifted version of Vento came with a wider grille and a bonnet with logo not intruding into the bonnet.
As part of the conversion the front grille, bonnet and bumper has been replaced. The garnish on the bumper and the fog lamps were also replaced. The car does not look like the older version from the front. Coming the side profile, no changes have been made here. The car retains the original design and gets stock alloy wheels as well. Just like at the front, some of the components at the rear have been replaced.
The rear bumper that has been replaced now gets a chrome garnish in it. The old tail lights have been replaced with LED units that were seen in the later models. The car was not completely painted. Only the newly installed parts were pained in the paint booth. The whole car was however polished to get an even finish. The car was looking brand new after the conversion.
The headlights are different in the facelifted model but, the owner decided to stay with the current units as their no major change in the design. Volkswagen Vento as mentioned above, is a mid-size sedan. Volkswagen is currently working on another mid-size sedan which will be their second product under the India 2.0 strategy. The sedan will be called Virtus and will be based on the same platform as Slavia. The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to be launched in March this year and it will go on sale from May onwards.
There is a possibility that Volkswagen might discontinue, Vento from the market after the launch of Virtus. Volkswagen would be offering Virtus in two engine options. There will be a 1.0 litre TSI and a 1.5 litre TSI engine option. Both engines would be offered with manual and automatic transmission options.