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New Vento and Rapid to get the new 1.5l diesel motor

The facelifted Volkswagen vento and skoda rapid to get the new 1.5l tdi motor which is already driving the new Volkswagen Ameo.Test mules of both the vehicles have been spotted at numerous times. Skoda to launch the Rapid facelift by the end of this year while the Volkswagen Vento facelift hits showrooms in sometime early next year in India.

The GT TDI managed a 0-100kmph mark in about 11.4s in the test, the Ameo diesel automatic did the same in 10.9s! The manual was 0.1s quicker than its automatic counterpart. where as the petrol powertrain will be retained from the existing iteration


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As seen from the test mules the design changes that the 2017 Volkswagen Vento gets, are an all LED headlight cluster with LED DRLS, redesigned bonnet, triple-slat radiator grille, tweaked bumpers with new fog lamps housing and blackened alloy wheels. The design ques resemble as that of the new Passat. The update in the cabin design and features list is still not clear.


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On the otherhand the Skoda Rapid facelift, design looks crisper than before with the new grille similar to that of the familiar skoda design language. There are design changes on lights, bonnet, bumpers, fog lamp housing and alloy wheels. Inside, the Rapid facelift might come equipped with Mirror Link application as like the Ameo.

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