VW Vento sedan will feature a longer wheelbase to the hatch model by 50mm. The Indian market Vento will come with a 1.6 liter petrol/gasoline engine and a 1.6 diesel power plant - both with 105 bhp.
VW will be calling the new Indian market Polo sedan model the Vento according to Autocar India.
VW engineers will be extending the Polo's wheelbase by 50mm (over the hatchback variant) in order to provide the proper head and leg room for the rear passengers and make the Vento one of the more competitive compact sedans for the segment in India.
The Indian market Vento will come with a 1.6 liter petrol/gasoline engine with 105 bhp (78 kW). A 1.6 liter diesel will also be available, that one too with 105 bhp. Both will be fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission. A DSG gearbox might make it into the top-end diesel at a later date, though, the Indian market Vento will not come with VW's TSI technology - likely due to costs.
VW has a tradition of naming its various models after famous winds. This time they are reviving a moniker previously used in Europe on the MKIII Jetta. Vento, which simply means 'wind' in both Italian and Portuguese. VW's goal is to sell around 25,000 units per year of the Vento in India.
The Vento goes on sale in the Indian market in July.