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Vento-based sub-four metre sedan to benefit from locally assembled 1.5 TDI

Team OD  | Updated: January 28, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Volkswagen might be late in joining the compact sedan bandwagon, but it'll make sure that it does everything right when it's ready with its own take on the segment currently ruled by the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. Based on the new Polo and Vento, the upcoming compact sedan will be a sub-four metre offering, which makes it eligible for the consequent tax benefits.

Volkswagen Vento shown for representation purpose onlyVolkswagen shown for representation purpose only

It will also use engine options like the 1.2-litre petrol and the new 1.5-litre diesel  from the current Polo and Vento range which again bring in savings on taxes. The 1.5 TDI is now being assembled locally at the new VW engine plant in Chakan, near Pune. The local assembly will allow VW to further reduce production costs for its upcoming sedan and push it closer to achieving a competitive price tag. Expect the price range to lie in the Rs 5.5 to 10 lakh bracket, where it will take on the Dzire and the upcoming Figo sedan.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.73 Lakhs
Displacement
1120cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
75
Max Torque(Nm)
190
Mileage
25.4 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 4.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1242cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
82.9
Max Torque(Nm)
120
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.22 Lakhs
Displacement
1248cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
75
Max Torque(Nm)
200
Mileage
21.58 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.78 Lakhs
Displacement
999cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
175
Mileage
17.69 Kmpl
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