Instead of trying to get punters to showrooms, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) will be bringing the Volkswagen Vento to the people with the “Vento Turbocharged Tour”, a nationwide roadshow that will be held at 11 locations across Malaysia.
VW says that its cars are better experienced than explained, and the Vento tour will allow participants to personally feel the power of the Vento’s turbocharged engine. It’s not all about the car though, as there will be courses on basic car safety and driving skills. This includes proper sitting and steering wheel position, emergency braking, defensive driving skills and also slalom courses. There will also be stunt demo sessions.
Launched in May 2016, the Vento is the latest incarnation of the Polo Sedan, now with Passat-inspired styling. Under the top 1.2 TSI Highline version’s hood is a turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder unit that puts out 105 PS at 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm of torque, made between 1,550 and 4,100 rpm. It’s mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. There’s also a 1.6L MPI NA option with a six-speed auto.
The Vento 1.2 TSI comes with ESC and a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating. Roadshow participants can put this active safety feature to the test in a controlled environment. Other VW models will also be available for test drives, and there will be special offers for bookings made during the event. Everyone with a valid driver’s license is welcome.
The Vento Turbocharged Tour starts this weekend (March 18-19) at Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Klang. It will then move to Mydin Ayer Keroh in Melaka on May 13-14, before heading to Stadium Darul Makmur in Kuantan on July 29-30.
GALLERY: Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI Highline