BSVI-compliant Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI Allegedly Spotted Testing

by Harish Kumar | 14/01/2019
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The BSVI-compliant Volkswagen Vento TSI has been spotted testing last week, revealed some details about its exterior and interior.

While the Volkswagen Vento (VW Virtus) has made a certain success in the Latin American markets, it is likely to reach our shores with a BSVI-compliant 1.0-litre TSI 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine around late 2019. The sedan will come to replace the old 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine in the previous generation.

Volkswagen Vento Facelift, spy shot

The second facelift of the VW Vento will hit the Indian roads sometime around 2019

As Volkswagen imports old engine in our market, the new engine will be built locally to keep the cost under check. The German carmaker will also equip the same new engine on the Skoda Rapid which is all set to come with a facelifted version in the country in the coming time after a successor is released. According to some other reports, the 1.0-litre TSI engine will come available in the Hyundai Creta’s rivals from Volkswagen and Skoda as well. These vehicles will be based on the MQB A0 platform as well and confirmed to be launched in India in 2020 (for Skoda model) and 2021 for the VW offering.

India-bound VW Vento, Blue

The new 1.0-litre TSI engine is more likely to be manufactured locally for reducing the production cost

The VW Vento facelift might be packed with the current 1.5-litre TGI diesel engine as well, but it is slated to be discontinued from March 2020 following the new BSVI emission norms to come into effect in the country. Also, the 1.6-litre MPI 4-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline burner will come to an end once the mandatory emission standard takes effect in April 2020. Though the official launch date of the updated Volkswagen Vento is not yet disclosed, it could be introduced in India during the festive season in the second half of 2019. The upcoming premium sedan will fare against the new-gen Honda City and the facelifted Hyundai Verna in its segment competition.

VW Vento Facelift, Interior Look

The car will compete aggressively against the all-new Honda City and Hyundai Verna facelift

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