VW Ameo was revealed by the Volkswagen India ahead of the Auto Expo for the Press and Media. Christened as Ameo, it is Volkwagen’s first product in the under 4 meter sedan category. Ameo is also the first India specific product from Volkswagen. The launch is expected to be in sometime of H2 2016. VW Ameo will be manufactured at VW’s Pune plant and an investment of Rs. 720 crore has gone into making the Ameo. VW might price the Ameo just below the Polo, similar to what Hyundai does with Elite i20 & Xcent.
VW Ameo sedan launch date in India:
VW officials have confirmed the launch of Ameo in the second half of 2016.
VW Ameo sedan Price in India:
VW Ameo will be priced competitively against the already established models like Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze etc. It is estimated that Ameo may be priced in the range of Rs. 4.5 – Rs 8 lakhs
VW Ameo Image Gallery:
VW Ameo is basically a Polo with a small boot. The front-fascia features angular headlamps, sleek dual slat grille, rectangular foglamps housed within the central intake, while the rear-end has new taillamps and sculpted boot. Ameo is built on the same PQ25 platform of Polo. The tail light too resembles that of its hatchback sibling, Polo. Generally, automakers tend to differentiate the taillight design of the sedan with the hatchback sibling. But in this case, Ameo gets tail lights similar to Polo.
Interiors and Features:
Ameo gets a dual tone black and beige interior color scheme (similar to Polo), silver trim on the center console, multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel with manual adjustability and a Bluetooth-enabled infotainment system. Top-end variants come equipped with features such as MirrorLink entertainment system, rear view camera, auto dimming IRVM, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic AC, cornering lights, and front center armrest with rear AC. ABS and dual front airbags are standard in all variants
Engine and Transmission:
VW Ameo will be powered by two engine options: 1.2-litre 3 cylinder MPI petrol engine and 1.5-litre TDI engine. The former one generates 75 PS @ 5,400 rpm and torque of 110 Nm @ 3,750 rpm, while the latter churns out 90 PS @ 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm of torque @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. The petrol engine will be mated to 5 speed Manual transmission, while the diesel will be available with both 5-speed MT and 7-speed DCT options.
VW Ameo sedan mileage :
VW Ameo mileage for petrol engine could be around 18-20 kmpl, while the diesel’s could be 21-23 kmpl
VW Ameo sedan Specifications :
Length – 3,971 mm
Width – 1,682 mm
Height – 1,469 mm
Wheelbase – 2,469 mm
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Fuel tank capacity – 45 litres
1.2-litre Petrol :
Power – 75 PS @ 5,400 rpm
Torque – 110 Nm @ 3,750 rpm
Power – 90 PS @ 4,200 rpm
Torque – 230 Nm @ 1,500 – 2,500 rpm
Front : Disc
Rear : Drum
Front : McPherson strut with stabiliser bar
Rear : Semi-independent trailing arm
185/60 R15 (top variant)