The 2018 Volkswagen Vento is the most compact sedan in Volkswagen Group Malaysia's line up. Formerly known as the Polo Sedan, it competes with likes the Ford Fiesta Sedan, Mazda 2 Sedan, Mitsubishi Attrage, Honda City and Nissan Almera. Starting at RM79,888, the Vento is available in three variants - Comfortline, Trendline and Highline.
Two engine options are offered for this B-segment sedan. A naturally aspirated 1.6-litre MPI four-pot paired to a six-speed torque converter type automatic transmission powers the Trendline and Comfortline variants. Power output is rated at 105hp at 5,250rpm and 153Nm at 3,800rpm. Claimed fuel consumption is 6.5-itre per 100km.
The range topping Highline gets a turbocharged 1.2-litre TSI mill that develops 105hp at 5,000rpm and 175Nm of torque between 1,500rpm and 4,100rpm. A seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is employed to send the power to the ground. Fuel consumption for the Vento Highline is one litre less per 100km compared to the variants fitted with the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre unit.
Read our launch story to learn more: 2017 VW Vento Launched In Malaysia - From RM79,888