Earlier this month we told you about Volkswagen’s plans to put the Polo GT TDI’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Vento and that the company might also bring its fantastic 7-speed DSG gearbox to the mix. VW India has done just that and the car was launched today with the new engine and with both the five-speed manual and DSG automatic gearboxes to choose from.
Moreover, while the ‘normal’ Polo with the same engine is good for 90 PS and 230 Nm torque, both the Vento TDI variants get the new engine in its ‘Polo GT TDI state of tune’ – 105 PS and 250 Nm. Plus, the diesel hatch makes do with a five-speed manual gearbox only whereas the diesel sedan gets the DSG. Of course, VW already sells the Polo GT TSI and Vento TSI petrols with the DSG gearbox.