Volkswagen Ameo- All You Need to Know


Volkswagen has finally jumped into the compact sedan bandwagon with the launch of a Polo-based sub 4-metre sedan. Christened as the Ameo, this new VW compact sedan for India has been positioned between the Polo and the Vento, and caters to the entry-level sedan buying lot. While the Ameo was expected to cost a few thousand rupees more than the Polo, the Volkswagen Ameo has been instead priced considerably lower than the Polo! All this means that the launch of the Ameo could have marked a significant new beginning for the Indian subsidiary of Volkswagen. While you can see our detailed Volkswagen Ameo review HERE, this post here will take you through all the details of the new compact sedan from Volkswagen India.

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Volkswagen Ameo Price in India

Volkswagen Ameo Petrol Price in India

Fuel Variant Ex- Showroom

(without Octroi & local taxes)

Petrol 1.2 MPI Trendline 5,13,864 5,24,300
Comfortline 5,87,914 5,99,950
Highline 6,91,680 7,05,900

The Ameo is smaller and slightly less feature-laden than the Vento full-size sedan. Hence, everybody expected the Ameo compact sedan from Volkswagen to be priced much lesser than the Vento but slightly higher than the Polo hatchback. However, Volkswagen has surprised everyone with the shattering price of the new Ameo. The new Ameo is priced right in the Maruti Swift Dzire territory. And it is priced competitively enough to wage a war with all the compact sedans- Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire, Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent.

Also See- 2016 Vento

Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Launch Date

Currently, the Ameo is available with only a petrol engine and prices of the Ameo Diesel will be revealed when the Diesel-powered Ameo is launched in a few months from now. Our guess is that the Volkswagen Ameo Diesel launch date will fall in this year’s festive season. Of course, VW India will be looking to cash in on the increased demand for new cars during the festive season.

Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Price in India (Expected)- 

Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI Comfortline Manual Transmission INR 6.05 Lakhs
Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI Comfortline Automatic Transmission INR 6.78 Lakhs
Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Highligne TDI Manual Transmission INR 7.70 Lakhs
Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Highligne TDI Automatic Transmission INR 8.55 Lakhs

Also See- 2015 Volkswagen Vento Review

Volkswagen Ameo Specifications

The VW Ameo shares its engine and transmission options with the Polo hatchback. This means that the Ameo Diesel variants will be powered by a 1.5-litre TDI four-cylinder turbocharged Diesel motor that has a max. power output of 110 PS and a peak torque of 240 Nm. The petrol variants, on the other hand, are powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated MPi petrol engine that develops 75 PS of max. power and 110 Nm of peak torque. Safely expect us to give you a detailed report on the engine specifications and performance in our Volkswagen Ameo review and test drive report.

Volkswagen Ameo 1.2 MPI Petrol Specifications

Engine 1198 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power 74 bhp @ 5400 RPM
Max Torque 110 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Mileage (Expected) 17 kmpl

Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI Diesel Specifications

Engine 1498 cc Turbocharged
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power 108 bhp @ 4200 RPM
Max Torque 240 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Mileage (Expected) 21 kmpl

Volkswagen Ameo Features

The features list too is shared with the Polo, with the addition of several new features.

Volkswagen Ameo Trendline Features

The base Ameo while missing out on some features does get enough features to attract buyers.

  • Powerful Halogen Headlights
  • Body-colored Bumpers
  • Body-coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors
  • Tinted Windshield
  • Black Interior
  • Climatronic Automatic Climate Control for HVAC
  • Lane Change Indicator
  • Front Power Windows
  • Electronic Power Steering
  • Tilt and Telescopic Adjustment for Steering Wheel
  • Single-folding Rear Seat Backrest
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dual Front SRS Airbags

Volkswagen Ameo Comfortline Features

The Comfortline trim gets the following features over the Trendline-

  • Dual-beam headlamps
  • Dual-tone Interior
  • Chilled Glove Compartment
  • Ambient Interior Lights with Theatre-dimming Effect
  • Cruise Control
  • Height-adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Electrically-adjustable ORVMs
  • Front and Rear Power Windows with One-touch Operation
  • Remote-controlled Power Windows
  • Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
  • CD/MP3 player with USB and iPod/Bluetooth Compatibility

Volkswagen Ameo Highline Features

The Highline trim gets the following features over the Trendline-

  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Stylish Alloy wheels
  • Chrome Highlights on Door handles
  • Chrome Highlights on Steering Wheel
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Knob
  • Rain-sensing Wipers
  • Speed-sensing Auto Door Locks
  • Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera
  • Rear AC Vent
  • Front Fog Lamps with Static Cornering Lights
  • Rear Defogger

Volkswagen Ameo Video Review

Here’s a walkaround video which shows us the Ameo Compact Sedan in detail.

English Video-

Hindi Video-

Volkswagen Ameo Design

Akin to all cars in the compact sedan segment, the Ameo looks like a hatchback that tries a bit too hard to look like a full-sized sedan, which means that the new Volkswagen car in India looks like a truncated version of the Vento. However, we do feel that the Ameo looks better proportioned than some of its rivals. The upcoming car is expected to feature many panels of the Polo/Vento, but gets a different boot lid, a new set of taillamps, a new front grille and a new set of mag rims. The interior, however, has been lifted straight off the Polo.

Volkswagen Ameo Photos

Volkswagen Ameo Rivals

The Ameo faces stiff competition from well-established rivals like the –

Volkswagen Ameo Review

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