Volkswagen India has commenced the deliveries of the first new sub-4 meter sedan (compact sedan), Ameo in the Indian market. In present period, the petrol versions of VW Ameo are available in different colours, but the Ameo diesel versions expected to be launched in the festival season, from August to November. The Ameo was launched in the last month, while the deliveries started from 26th July 2016.
The VW Ameo is made in India based on the platform of Volkswagen Polo, one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India. Moreover, it receives the standard equipment from the best-in-class Volkswagen India models, Vento sedan and Polo. All variants of the compact sedan get the dual airbags at the front side and Anti-lock braking system as standard features. The higher variant, Highline comes with the alloy wheels, automatic wipers, cornering lights, MirrorLink with touchscreen, automatic dimming rear view mirror, steering mounted controls, power folding mirrors, cruise control, Bluetooth support and rear parking camera.
The petrol versions powered by the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder MPI engine, which is capable of generating the maximum output of 75PS and 110Nm. The standard 5-speed manual gearbox is paired with the engine and with all these, the car is rated at 17.83kmpl, ARAI certified mileage.
The Ameo diesel expected to be offered with the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TDI engine, which is turbocharged one and likely to be rated at the 108PS of power. The diesel engine will be offered with the two gearbox options, 7-speed DSG and 5-speed manual, according to the report from Volkswagen India.
In addition, the company offered the excellent service packages, including best-in-class facilities, for Ameo buyers, Volkswagen Care and Volkswagen Care Plus. Consequently, the customers will benefit from the 3 or 4 year warranty, 24×7 support, road assistance, as well based on the package.
The sub 4-meter sedan, Volkswagen Ameo has priced Rs. 5.04lakhs to Rs. 7.05lakhs in ex-showroom of New Delhi. The Ameo sedan will compete with the Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Figo Aspire.