Volkswagen India launched the new Ameo compact sedan to rival cars like the Dzire and Aspire. The Ameo is based on the Polo hatchback and is placed between this car and the Vento. The Volkswagen Ameo becomes VW India’s first offering to the Indian compact sedan market. The new Volkswagen compact sedan was unveiled prior to the Auto Expo 2016. The Ameo Compact Sedan comes in at a starting price of Rs 5.14 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Here we have put together all the available details of the Volkswagen Ameo price, launch date, specifications, mileage and features.
The Ameo is being produced at the manufacturer’s Pune facility and chances are that this new car will leave a sizable dent on the Dzire’s sales performance. Volkswagen India has just commenced deliveries of the new Ameo.
Being smaller and considerably less premium than the full-sized Vento, the Ameo holds a price advantage over the full-sized Polo-derived sedan. Volkswagen Ameo price range is roughly INR 5.14 – INR 6.92 Lakhs for the petrol model. The Diesel variants cost between INR 6.34 lakh and INR 9.32 lakh. The Ameo plays the pricing game right with the Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and the new Ford Figo Aspire. The Ameo does come across as a value-for-money product. Here’s the Volkswagen Ameo price list –
Volkswagen Ameo Petrol Price in India
(without Octroi & local taxes)
|Petrol 1.2 MPI||Trendline||5,13,864||5,24,300|
The Ameo will be available across all Volkswagen showrooms starting July 2016. Customers can also pre-book the Ameo through the mobile application available on the Google PlayStore. Here’s the Volkswagen Ameo price list for the Diesel model-
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price in India –
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Delhi Price|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Trendline||Rs. 6.34 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Comfortline||Rs. 7.35 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Comfortline Automatic||Rs. 8.50 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Highline||Rs. 8.17 lakh|
|Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Diesel Highline Automatic||Rs. 9.32 lakh|
The Volkswagen Ameo could definitely outsell some of the above cars. The Ameo builds up on the Polo’s quality and is priced really well.
Powering the Ameo is the 1.2 litre petrol engine from the Polo. Diesel variants are powered by an updated version of the 1.5 L TDI. Both these motors come with a five speed manual gearbox, but the Diesel engine also gets a 7 Speed DSG automatic. VW India claims the Ameo offers best-in-segment safety features, build quality and superior drivability. The Volkswagen Ameo petrol model offers a fuel mileage of 17.83 kmpl while the Ameo Diesel offers a mileage of 21.73 kmpl.
|Max Power||74 bhp @ 5400 RPM|
|Max Torque||110 Nm @ 3750 RPM|
|Mileage ||17.83 kmpl|
|Engine||1498 cc Turbocharged|
|Max Power||108 bhp @ 4000 RPM|
|Max Torque||250 Nm @ 1500 RPM|
|Mileage (Expected)||21.73 kmpl|
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Volkswagen Ameo Mileage
|City||15 KMPL||18 KMPL*|
|Highway||19 KMPL||22 KMPL*|
|Overall||17 KMPL||20 KMPL*|
|ARAI||17.83 KMPL||21.73 KMPL|
*estimated rear world mileage
Volkswagen Ameo Safety Features
Volkswagen Ameo Trendline Features– Features highlights of the entry level variant include – Body colored bumpers, outside rear view mirrors and door handles, turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors, flat-bottomed steering wheel, front power windows, central locking, tilt- and telescopic adjustment for steering wheel, ABS, and Dual front airbags
VW Ameo Comfortline Features– Other than all the above, the Comfortline trim also gets you- Dual-beam headlamps, dual-tone interior colour, cooled glove compartment, cruise control, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear power windows, remote control for central locking, ESP and Hill Hold for DSG variant, front and rear fog lamps, 4 speakers for CD/MP3/USB/iPOD/AUX/SD Card compatible audio system and Bluetooth.
VW Ameo Highline Features– Other than all the above, the Highline trim gets alloy wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic wipers, reverse camera, reverse parking sensors, front armrest, Rear AC vent, Automatic Climate Control, Electric folding ORVMs, auto dimming interior rear-view mirror, front fog lights with static cornering lights, rear demister, touchscreen infotainment system, multi function steering wheel.
Volkswagen Ameo Boot Space- The Ameo is a compact sedan, hence, we never expected it to offer a huge boot space. The Vento has a boot space of 454 Litres. In comparison, the Ameo has a boot space of 330 litres. This makes the Ameo’s boot space some 15 litres higher than that of the Maruti Dzire.
Much like most cars in this segment, the Volkswagen Vento compact sedan looks like a truncated version of the full sized sedan. However, we feel the car looks a lot better proportioned than most of its rivals. It shares its front end with the Polo hatchback and the rear end follows the same design language we’ve seen on other VW products. Even the side profile is similar, but the difference arises owing to the inclusion of a small boot. Overall, it is one of the better-looking cars in its segment.
The Volkswagen Ameo is available in 4 colours-
On the inside, the Ameo gets almost the same cabin as the Polo. This means there’s adequate space for four adults. While seating five might be a bit of a squeeze, the comfort levels are at par with the rivals. The interior comes draped in high quality materials. The panels, the switches, everything has a premium appeal to it. In terms of features, the Ameo is easily the best in its class.
We were the first to report that the Ameo launch will take place in mid-2016. As we have been saying, the Ameo is an important launch for both the market and the manufacturer. VW India has invested over INR 720 Crores for the design and development of the Ameo. The Ameo will be produced at the manufacturer’s Chakan plant near Pune, Maharashtra.
Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India has told PTI that his company’s manufacturing plant will now produce 15 percent more cars this year. The boost in production numbers is courtesy of the Ameo. The Ameo becomes the first ever lower-C segment sedan from VW India. It plugs the gap between the Polo and the Vento. The Ameo has been priced really aggressively and is currently the cheapest offering from VW India.
The Ameo, however, does benefit from VW’s strengths like good build quality, potent engines, and well-balanced ride and handling manners. It is on sale with a 1.2 litre Petrol engine that comes mated to a 5 speed Manual gearbox. Also on offer is a 1.5 L Diesel with a choice of 5 speed manual or 7 speed automatic transmissions. The Ameo scores well in terms of interior space. Five adults might be a squeeze, but for a car targeted at premium hatchbacks, the Ameo’s cabin is suitable spacious. Read on for details on Volkswagen Ameo price, specifications, launch date, mileage, etc.
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