Volkswagen launched the Ameo compact sedan in India in June 2016. While the Ameo shares its Petrol engine with the Polo, Diesel models of the Ameo are not available yet. The Ameo Diesel will get an updated version of VW’s 1.5 L TDI. There were reports claiming Volkswagen Ameo Diesel launch will take place on 27 September 2016, but that has not been the case. Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price will be Rs. 6.3 lakh to Rs. 8.5 lakh. Read on for more on the Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price, Launch and specifications.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Launch in India
|Model Name||Launch Date|
|Volkswagen Ameo Diesel||October 2016|
Volkswagen has begun testing the new engine as test models of the Ameo TDI have been spotted. According to sources, Volkswagen was to launch the Diesel Ameo on 27 September, but that did not happen. Volkswagen has not made any announcements regarding the launch date yet.
Along with the launch of the Ameo diesel will come the new models of the Polo and Vento. These will have this new 1.5 litre diesel engine along with other cosmetic changes. The new Vento will get cosmetic updates like LED headlamps, while the Polo is likely to get a new ‘All-Star’ special edition model.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price in India
|Variant||Estimated Ex-Showroom Price|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Trendline||Rs. 6.30 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Comfortline||Rs. 7.00 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Comfortline Automatic||Rs. 7.90 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Highline||Rs. 8.10 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Highline Automatic||Rs. 8.80 lakh|
Much like the petrol models, the diesel models of the Ameo are likely to undercut those of the Polo. Volkswagen Ameo Diesel price could fall in the INR 6.3 to 8.5 lakhs range.
The mid level Comfortline and top end Highline models of the Ameo Diesel will get an optional 7 speed DSG Automatic transmission. It will be more expensive than fellow diesel automatics Tata Zest and Maruti Dzire as those two feature a much cheaper AMT unit.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||3995 x 1682 x 1483 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||15 inch Alloys|
|Boot Space||330 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 L TDI Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||108 bhp|
|Torque (estimated)||250 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5 speed manual/7 speed DSG Automatic|
|Mileage (estimated)||22 kpl|
As part of the update, the 1.5 L diesel unit will witness an increment in power and torque. Reports suggest that max power will increase by around 20 bhp to 108 bhp. This will make the Polo and Ameo the most powerful cars in their respective segments. While the petrol model gets only a 5-speed manual transmission option, the Diesel Ameo will be available with an optional 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Mileage
estimated ARAI figures
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Dimensions
Quite obviously, the dimensions of the Ameo D will remain the same as the petrol version. Although the new diesel variants of the Ameo will be heavier than the petrol variants.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Rivals
- Volkswagen Ameo vs Maruti Swift Dzire vs Honda Amaze
- Ameo vs Maruti Dzire vs Hyundai Xcent
- Ameo vs Vento vs Polo
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Features
- Premium front grille
- Large headlamps
- Stylish Taillamps
- Body coloured bumpers on all trims
- Blacked-out Pillars
- Reflectors on Rear Bumper
- Chrome Door Handles
- Stylish 15 inch Alloy Wheels
- Rear Antennae
- Black and Beige interior colour
- Silver coloured trim
- Touchscreen for infotainment system
- Multifunction 3 spoke steering wheel
- Automatic climate control
- Dust and pollen filter for AC
- Central Armrest for front passengers
- Rear AC vent
- Auto-dimming Internal Rear View Mirror
- 4 Power windows
- Remote Boot and Fuel Lid Opener
- Central locking
- Rear Headrests
Volkswagen Ameo Safety Features
- Dual Front SRS Airbags (Standard)
- Anti-lock braking System (ABS) (standard)
- Cruise Control
- Rain Sensing Wipers
- Parking Sensors with Rear View Camera
- Lane Changing Indicator
- Front and Rear Fog Lamps
- Engine Immobilizer
- Front and Rear Seat Belts
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Colours
Like the petrol Ameo, the diesel variants will be available in 5 colours
- Blue Silk
- Reflex Silver
- Toffee Brown
- Candy White
- Carbon Steel
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel – Exterior Design
The diesel models will look identical to their petrol-sipping siblings. The only differentiating factor will be TDI badging on the boot. The Ameo is one of the better looking compact sedans on sale right now. The front looks identical to the Polo, save for a slightly different bumper. The back features a squarish stubby boot with rectangular tail lamps. Volkswagen has done a decent job of integrating a boot into the rear end of the Polo given the design constraints associated with compact sedans. However, the boot could have been a little less squarish with a slightly softer design. It is almost impossible to distinguish the Ameo from the Polo when viewed head on.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel – Interior Design
Much like the exteriors, the interiors of the Ameo are identical to the Polo as well. It gets the same elegant dashboard design with high-quality materials, a typical Volkswagen trait. Volkswagen has loaded the car up with features. The dashboard comes finished in black and beige with silver highlights for the centre console. The Ameo also gets the Polo’s sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel. In terms of cabin room, the Ameo is identical to the Polo. The rear seat is comfortable, but not very spacious.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Engine and Transmission
Powering the Ameo diesel will be a new version of the 1.5 litre Diesel that powers the Polo, Polo GT TDI and Vento. This unit will be more powerful and should have better fuel mileage as well. It will come with a 5 speed manual and a 7 speed automatic transmission option. Power figures are likely to hover around the 110 PS mark while peak torque will be around 250 Nm. Overall fuel efficiency figures will be in the 22 kpl region for the manual and 23 kpl for the automatic transmission models. The new Diesel engine should make this car really good. We really can’t wait to review the Ameo Diesel.
Volkswagen Ameo Image Gallery
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for news on the Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price and Launch Date. Also, watch out for our Volkswagen Ameo Diesel test drive review.