This years Delhi Auto Expo used a showcasing event for VW’s most affordable car till date in the Indian market. The said car was none other than Volkswagen Ameo, whose delivery is now commenced by the company. Volkswagen started taking booking for its first sub-4 compact car on 12th May 2016 and since then company is astonished to see the amazing response. This ‘Made in India and Made for India car’ as mentioned by Michael Mayer, Director Volkswagen India Passenger Car will give tough competition to the likes of Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze.
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As for now, VW Ameo engine is a 1.2 litre 3-cylinder MPI petrol mill. The said petrol powered machine generates a maximum power of 74 bhp along with a peak torque of 110 Nm. Further, this engine is coupled to 5-speed manual gearbox and gives away ARAI mileage of 17.83 kmpl. Volkswagen India in early June 2016 officially launched VW Ameo with a starting price tag of INR 5.24 lakh. The said Volkswagen Ameo price makes the car’s base variant almost ten thousand bucks cheaper than VW Polo base trim. Also, Ameo underpins the same platform on which Polo sits with its length restricted to 3995 mm (to gain excise duty benefits).
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Talking about the amenities that support Ameo there is a whole bunch, both on the interior and safety front. Ameo interior is blessed with features like front centre armrest, touch screen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, and anti-pinch power window. Ameo Safety front is guarded with equipment like ABS, dual airbags and rear camera with parking sensors. To further enhance buyer’s experience, Volkswagen recently announced two Ameo special care packages. This include Volkswagen Care and Volkswagen Care Plus both taking care of service, maintenance and roadside assistance needs.
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In the coming months, mostly around the festivity time Volkswagen is expected to introduce Ameo diesel variant. The said variant is most likely to get the revised 1.5 liter TDI mill with expected power and torque output of 108 bhp and 230 Nm respectively.
Volkswagen Ameo Price List (ex-showroom Delhi)
Ameo 1.2 Trendline – INR 5,24,300
Ameo 1.2 Comfortline – INR 5,99,950
Ameo 1.2 Highline – INR 7,05,990
Clearly, the pricing of this sub-compact sedan is competitive and lets see how this German soldier will face its competitors once it gets on road.