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Made in India Volkswagen Vento scores 5-stars in Latin NCAP crash test

Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 17 November 2015, 18:00 PM

Some reason to cheer for the German automaker Volkswagen who is caught up in a bitter emission scandal across leading markets. The India-made Vento sedan has earned 5-stars in Latin NCAP crash test. The one on test featured safety equipments like front seat belt pre-tensioners, dual front airbags, ISOFIX anchorages, seat belt reminder and ABS system.

Based on test results, the India-made Volkswagen Vento has scored 5 stars in the adult occupant protection category, whereas in child occupant protection the sedan has scored 3 stars. The vehicle was rated 'stable' and could withstand higher impacts. The Vento sold in India is offered two petrol and one diesel engine option. The petrol 1.2-litre engine generates about 103bhp, while the 1.6-litre trim generates about 104bhp. The diesel on the other hand gets a 1.5-litre option that generates about 103.2bhp. Apart from 5 speed manual, the Vento is also available in 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.


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