Powering the Volkswagen Ameo diesel is a 1.5-litre TDI engine that churns out an impressive 108bhp power and 250Nm of torque. With such power figures, the Ameo diesel has become the most powerful car in its segment.
September 30, 2016 – Long wait for the Volkswagen Ameo diesel has finally come to an end as the company today announced the launch of the vehicle in the Indian market. The Ameo’s diesel variant comes at a starting price of Rs 6.27 lakh, while the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox-equipped variant comes at Rs 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The vehicle’s petrol model was launched in July this year in the price range of Rs 5.14 lakh – Rs 6.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Michael Mayer – Director, Volkswagen India said, “We have witnessed a successful launch of our made-in-India and made-for-India Ameo Petrol during the summer this year. Now with the Ameo Diesel being introduced during the festivities, we have an opportunity to cater to a wider set of customers, thereby further expanding the Volkswagen family. Ameo diesel will be equipped with a 5-speed manual and our very popular 7-speed DSG gearbox transmission making it the most compelling proposition in the segment.”
The Volkswagen Ameo diesel derives its power from a 1.5-litre TDI unit that also does duty in the Vento and the Polo. Though the company has tuned it to deliver 5bhp more power and 20Nm more torque for the the Ameo. This updated powertrain will also be introduced on the 2016 Vento facelift, which will also be launched during this year’s festive season.
Just like the petrol version of the sub-4 metre sedan, the diesel model also gets front dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard across all variants. The vehicle also comes with a range of segment-first features like cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, anti-pinch power windows, centre arm rest at the front and static cornering light.
Other key features on offer are – rear-view camera with parking sensors, touchscreen multimedia music system, cooled glove box, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, climatronic automatic AC, LED turn indicators, auto-dimming inside rear view mirror (IRVM), rear AC vents and tilt & telescopic steering wheel.
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|Trendline Manual||Rs 6.26 lakh|
|Comfortline Manual||Rs 7.26 lakh|
|Comfortline DSG Automatic||Rs 8.40 lakh|
|Highline Manual||Rs 8.07 lakh|
|Highline DSG Automatic||Rs 9.21 lakh|
The Ameo diesel is likely to return mileage of around 20-21kmpl.
|Engine||1.5-litre TDI Diesel|
The VW Ameo gets a 1.5-litre TDI engine that features a new locally sourced and larger turbocharger. Mated to either 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG gearbox, this engine produces an impressive 108bhp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. With such power, the Ameo diesel has become the most powerful sub-4 metre sedan in the country.
The sedan comes in 6 exterior paint jobs – Reflex Silver, Candy White, Blue Silk, Carbon Steel and Toffee Brown.
Dual front airbags
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Front foglights with static cornering lights
Touchscreen MirrorLink system
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Automatic climate control
Reverse camera with sensors
ESP and Hill Hold
Bluetooth and iPhone enabled entertainment system