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.
1. Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Trendline
2. Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Comfortline
3.Volkswagen Ameo 1.2L MPI Petrol Highline
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