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Volkswagen Ameo Auto Expo 2016

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A brief overview - Summary

The VW Ameo, which was earlier nicknamed, the Indian Compact Sedan, is made especially for the Indian automobile market. With key inspirations taken from the VW Polo, the car is based on a Polo-platform. This new sub-meter sedan has been designed, developed and assembled here in India and has captured a couple key elements like good quality and safety features and a great drivability quotient.

Volkswagen Ameo Front View Auto Expo 2016

And this new compact sedan from the German automaker’s stable saw its first, global debut at the Auto Expo 2016. The sedan is expected to hit the Indian roads in the latter half of 2016. Though it has taken major cues from the VW Polo, its key design elements and other features have been specifically made for the Indian roads.

Volkswagen Ameo Exteriors

The exterior design that the VW Ameo wears will follow the designated VW design sense which is an understated, yet graceful design countenance. The front façade is similar to the VW Polo but with a few add-ons, it will definitely look first-rate. Daytime running lamps and chrome inserts will also be a part of the headlamps setting.

A large windscreen and a more stylish bumper with a side profile that looks like other cars from the VW fraternity will complete the VW Ameo’s alluring exterior finish.

Volkswagen Ameo Interiors

The interiors of the Volkswagen Ameo feature a very pleasant countenance. The dashboard design, the placement of the instrument cluster, the steering wheels and the strategically placed air vents all add up to giving it a very luxurious feel.

volkswagen ameo interior

On a general level, the interiors of the Volkswagen Ameo mimic the interiors of the VW Polo. The two-toned effect will make the cabin look a lot more spacious. And one of its other main features would be the infotainment system and the touch screen display.

Volkswagen Ameo Engine Specs and Transmissions

The VW Ameo not only shares the Polo platform in design but its engines are also similar to the VW Polo hatchback. It comes with both diesel and petrol engine variants. The 3-cylinder 1.2 liter petrol engine and the 4-cylinder 1.5 liter diesel engines comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and are geared up to offer fuel-efficient powered performances. On a later date, VW plans to introduce the robust GT engines for both the petrol and diesel versions.

Fuel Mode Transmission Engine Specs Power Torque Speed Mileage
Petrol Manual 1.2 liter 74bhp at 5400rpm 110 Nm at 3750 rpm - 16 kmpl
Diesel Manual 1.5 liter 88.7bhp  230 Nm  - 20 kmpl

Volkswagen Ameo Pricing and Competition

As the Volkswagen Ameo is a brand-new vehicle, and is first set to debut on the Indian roads, the vehicle is expected to be priced in the range of INR 6 to 8.25 lakhs. This yet-to-be-launched compact sedan already has a lineup of competitors in its segment and they include Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Aspire.

The Auto Expo 2016

The Volkswagen Ameo will be showcased in the Auto Expo 2016.

The Auto Expo took place in New Delhi from February 5th- 9th 2016.

The Auto Expo in New Delhi, India is by all accounts Asia’s biggest and also worldwide, it is considered as the second biggest motor show. This is a biennial event coordinated jointly by the ACMA, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association, the CII, Confederation of Indian Industry and the SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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