We’ve seen the Volkswagen Polo Allstar, now here its sedan sister – the Volkswagen Vento Allstar. The dressed-up special edition of the B-segment sedan was launched today by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) at Midvalley and will be on display here from today till Sunday (May 28).

Like the Polo Allstar, the Vento Allstar wears subtle accessories, which include black trim strips on the doors, a black boot garnish and and “Allstar” B-pillar badging. Inside, one will find leather seats (“Allstar” printed on the front seats) and aluminium sports pedals, plus floor mats and door sill scuff plates with the “Allstar” script.

The Vento Allstar is based on the Comfortline, which means you get a 1.6 litre MPI naturally-aspirated engine with 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm, mated to six-speed conventional automatic transmission. It’s available in Reflex Silver or Candy White.

Standard Comfortline kit include fog lamps, 15-inch “Riverside” alloys, a height-adjustable front armrest, chrome interior highlights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearknob, Climatronic auto air-con, cruise control, Bluetooth and four airbags. The head unit is a non-touchscreen RCD 320G unit.

VPCM says that the extra accessories are worth RM7,000, and the Vento Allstar is priced at RM78,888, which includes discounts. The Comfortline’s original price tag was RM86,888 (or RM87,646 OTR excluding insurance), so it’s more kit and a lower price.

As a bonus, the Vento Allstar comes with the new MY VW Drive App, which shows the driver fuel consumption and driving style tracking, among other car data such as its location. Users can also use it to call for roadside assistance in emergencies. There’s a SIM card in the car that “communicates” with the smartphone app – subscription is free for three years.

The Vento GT meanwhile is a special edition based on the top Vento Highline, which is powered by a 1.2 litre TSI engine with 105 PS and 175 Nm from 1,550 to 4,100 rpm. The turbo motor is mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The GT is an attempt to inject some sportiness into the Vento – launched here a year ago – and it features a bodykit that includes a front chin, side skirts, slim boot spoiler and a rear bumper extension that incorporates a black “diffuser” section. There’s also a 3M “satin” black roof, black wing mirror caps and the lower door black strip that’s also present on the Allstar. There’s a GT badge on the boot.

Also like the Allstar, the Vento GT is available in Reflex Silver or Candy White and gets floor mats and door sill plates with “GT” script. There are also aluminium sports pedals and leather seats. The latter has “GT” printed on the front chairs, and you’ll find a honeycomb-like pattern on the leather covers.

The Highline that the GT is based on comes with all the kit on the Comfortline, but adds 16-inch “Syenit” alloys with a two-tone machined finish and ESC. The Vento GT, with additional kit worth RM9,000, is priced at RM89,888 inclusive of discounts. The Vento Highline’s original list price was RM93,888 (or RM94,461 OTR excluding insurance).

“We not only want to make our cars more accessible to Malaysians, but we also want to give them more options with value added benefits, whilst ensuring that the cars they drive are instant head-turners,” said Erik Winter, MD of VPCM.

If you’ve been keeping track, you might be wondering where’s the LED headlamps and daytime running lights from the updated Vento that appeared on Volkswagen’s Malaysian website yesterday. Well, that’s the update, and these are the run-off special editions. The car with the new eyes is not at Midvalley.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Vento Allstar


GALLERY: Volkswagen Vento GT