Volkswagen India has started the production of its upcoming Ameo sedan at the Chakan facility in Pune, Maharashtra. The German automaker rolled out the very first Volkswagen Ameo. The first Ameo, painted in Blue Silk, came with a 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI engine. Volkswagen Ameo had its global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in February, while it is expected to launch in June in the country. The bookings for the sedan have already started at all the company authorized dealerships.
Dr. Andreas Lauermann, president and managing director of Volkswagen India, present at the occasion said, “This day marks an important event in the journey of Volkswagen in India. The Ameo symbolises yet another first as it has specifically been created for the Indian customers”. He added, “Due to the expected high demand for the Ameo, we have recently added a third shift to support the extra production volumes at our plant. We are committed to ensuring that our customers get their Ameo as soon as possible”. The plant produces 500 cars in a day and VW plans to manufacture 150 units of the Ameo in similar duration. The launch is expected to happen by June 2016.