About VOLKSWAGEN AMEO

The first Volkswagen vehicle that is ‘made in India’ is the Ameo. And it is made for the Indian auto market. Now, let’s gets down to its design and drive. To be more in sync with the boot, the roofline has been lowered. The tail lamps are squared off and lot of tweaks have been included to make the boot look good and give it some shape. Rest of all, it has a Polo hangover which is not a bad thing! The Ameo has big lower air intakes and a dash of chrome has been added to the air dam with black finish halogen headlamps which augments the look.

Taken straight from the Polo, the interiors are a combination of black and beige with a classy console. A touchscreen audio system which doubles as a reverse camera, central arm rest with storage space are features that are a favourite among users – the one touch, up and down windows with anti-pinch on all four doors is the first in its segment including the cruise control stalk behind the wheel. Some other interesting features are rear-view mirrors which auto dims, AC vents for the rear, cooled glove box, rain sensing wipers and a foldable rear seat. Although the seating is a little cramped in the rear, the dashboard and other features make up for it.

The power train behind this is 1.5L TDI engine which produces 110PS and a peak torque of 250Nm which is linked to a manual 5-speed and 7-speed DSG AMT. The petrol variant is driven by a 1.2L 3 cylinder engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The diesel takes on the likes of Honda Amaze, DZire, and Zest.

Petrol Variants:

1. Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Trendline

2. Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Comfortline

3.Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Highline

Diesel Variants:

1. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5L TDI Diesel Trendline

2. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5L TDI Diesel Comfortline

3. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5L TDI Diesel Highline

4. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5L TDI Diesel Comfortline DSG AT

5. Volkswagen Ameo 1.5L TDI Diesel Highline DSG AT

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO TRENDLINE 1.2L
5.31 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO COMFORTLINE 1.2L
6 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO HIGHLINE 1.2L
7.13 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO TRENDLINE 1.5L
6.34 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO COMFORTLINE 1.5L
7.35 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO HIGHLINE 1.5L
8.17 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO COMFORTLINE 1.5L AT
8.5 Lakhs Get on road price
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO HIGHLINE 1.5L AT
9.32 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

An aggressively priced sedan, the Ameo is an entry level sedan which goes up against vehicles like DZire and Amaze. All components are top quality but the driving pleasure is not up to Volkswagen level. For brand conscious people, this is a good car in its segment with the VW tag. The boot space is about 35L extra and the price too is INR 30,000 cheaper than the Polo which could make the Ameo the bestselling VW vehicle. Design is not so striking, but the build quality is like no other. The Ameo is cheaper than a Maruti sedan and comes equipped with a lot more features! With all these strong holds, this makes the cut.