Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Get the Full Volkswagen Interior Experience with the New Vento

The Volkswagen Vento has one of the largest interiors in its class. But it’s not a load of empty space – this cabin is cool, comfortable, safe and it’s all thanks to some very thoughtful thinking done by a team of German engineers.


Take the steering wheel, for instance. Not only is it leather-wrapped for extra comfort and grip, but it’s very ergonomic as well. Notice the flat-bottom? That’s a feature usually found on performance cars. It subtly keeps the driver informed of the steering position while making ingress and egress much easier for taller folks.


There are also loads of controls mounted on the steering too, allowing one to control what’s playing on the full-fledged 320G radio unit (which has everything from Bluetooth connectivity to Auxiliary input) as well as answer calls safely.


This ties in to the way Volkswagen designs their interiors – with safety in mind.  For a car of this size, 4 airbags is above the industry standard, considering many only offer the bare minimum of 2.  There’s even an Intelligence Crash Response system that will unlock the doors and turn the hazard lights on upon sensing a collision. Even the headrests are specially designed to minimise the risk of whiplash. Parents of young children will be pleased to find ISOFIX anchor points come standard on the Vento.

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On the Comfortline and Highline models, Volkswagen have equipped the Vento with rear air conditioning vents. In our weather, a feature like this can make a huge difference in terms of rear passenger comfort. So if you’ve got a small family, or intend to use your car to drive for Grab or Uber occasionally, the Vento just might earn you a better rating! On these models, you also get a centre armrest for the front passengers – which adds even more storage space and an extra cup holder for rear passengers. And what if you want to save a cool can of coffee to pick yourself up halfway through a long trip? There’s a chilled glovebox for that too.


Standard on all versions of the Vento is something you don’t even find on some cars costing near RM120,000 – auto up/down all four windows. Volkswagen calls it ‘comfort operation’ and they’re not wrong. It shows just how well the trickle-down effect has worked with Volkswagen – even their entry level sedan has things you find in the premium segment.


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