Okay, well, looking at your requirements, a diesel fits the bill. The Vento, to be honest, is a Polo with a boot. The 'Dzire' of Volkswagen as some may call it.
Now, you must know that there is a huge difference between the prices of the variants. The lower variant that is the Trendline costs, 8.9 lakhs ex-showroom Kolkata. Whereas, the Highline costs 10.19 lakhs. Now for a premium of 1 lakh 20 thousand bucks, you get
My pick would be Linea for reasons already mentioned.
Its safe, loaded to the grills, fuel efficient and has a superb mid range performance.
20-80 in 3rd gear and 40-100 in 4th gear timings are faster than even the 150bhp cruze!
we have one dealer here for VW and their staff, support is pathetic, very rude and dont care attitude.Supplies are big issues for cars as well as spares, a friend had a problem with his new polo and yet 3 weeks, no sign of parts reaching dealer.
I guess new establishment would take some time to settle down.
Yesterday, I have talked to the OSL prestige Kolkata. They assured me of the services after sales. I clearly told them that VW services are not very encouraging in Mumbai, Bangalore or Ahmadabad. He told me that the services in Kolkata is different. it is three and half months waiting for vento black highline diesel.
There is another services of VW he mentioned. Kindly let me know if it is true. He told if any break-down happened during our journey midway, the VW people will assist within 1-2 hours. If the lag is not recoverable at that venue, they tow the vehicle to the service station and provide us a rental car to go. It is free of charge within the warranty period i.e. 2 years.