Following the introduction of the Volkswagen Polo ALLSTAR, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has given the Vento the ALLSTAR treatment. The turbocharged Vento was also given a sportier image with a new GT-trim.
Taking the standard Vento Highline as base, the Vento GT adds a satin black roof and mirror caps, five-piece GT aerokit, black door stripes and trunk garnish. Inside, it gets new leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, ‘GT’ scuff plates, ‘GT’ emblems and ‘GT’ floor mats.
|Name||Volkswagen Vento 1.6 MPI ALLSTAR||Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI GT|
|Engine||1,598 cc; 4-cylinder, DOHC||1,197 cc; turbocharged 4-cylinder, SOHC|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||7-speed dual clutch DSG|
|Max Power||104 hp @ 5,250 rpm||104 hp @ 5,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||153 Nm @ 3,800 rpm||175 Nm @ 1,550 – 4,100 rpm|
Moving over to the Vento ALLSTAR, it gets the same enhancements as the Polo ALLSTAR including the black door strips, rear spoiler, trunk garnish, ‘ALLSTAR’ badge on the B-pillar, leather seats, aluminium sport pedals, ‘ALLSTAR’ scuff plates and ‘ALLSTAR’ floor mats. Other standard equipment dittos the regular Vento Comfortline. Additionally, the Vento ALLSTAR is equipped with the new MY VW Drive App that tracks fuel consumption, driving style and vehicle condition for the driver. Users are also able to obtain immediate help directly from the app in case of an emergency.
Mechanically, the Vento GT is powered by a 1.2-litre TSI four-cylinder mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic DSG producing 104 hp and 175 Nm while the Vento ALLSTAR retains the same 1.6-litre MPI four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox to develop 104 hp and 153 Nm of torque. Official fuel consumption figures are rated at 5.5L/100 km for the blown motor and 6.3 litres per 100 km for the naturally aspirated mill.
On the safety front, both the ALLSTAR and GT gets four airbags, ABS with brake assist, anti-pinch for all four windows, ISOFIX mounting points and Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS). Electronic Stability Control however remains exclusive for the turbocharged GT.
Customers can have their Volkswagen Vento ALLSTAR and GT in two different exterior shades – Candy White and Reflex Silver. All purchases come with a 5-Years manufacturer’s warranty and 5-Years Roadside Assistance package. To celebrate the Raya Holidays, VPCM are throwing in a 5-Years Free Maintenance package and RM11,000 worth of duit raya for customers who purchase a Vento from today till 31 July 2017.
Volkswagen Vento 1.6 MPI ALLSTAR
Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI GT