What is it?

The Volkswagen Vento was the first, and for the longest time, only mid-size sedan in India to be equipped with a dual-clutch automatic (DSG) transmission paired with a powerful turbo-petrol engine. This combination made the Vento an appealing proposition for those who wanted the convenience of an automatic and also tugged at the heartstrings of those who enjoyed driving. But for the BS6 era, Volkswagen has dropped the 1.2 TSI and DSG combo for the new 1.0 TSI mated to an all-new 6-speed torque-converter automatic. We’ve experienced the 1.0 TSI Vento with a manual gearbox and loved the new engine for its smoothness and performance, but how well does it work with the new 6-speed automatic? Can a traditional torque converter match a quick-shifting dual clutch auto ‘box? Has the Vento auto taken a step backwards adopting this older tech? These are the questions…

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