Volkswagen had launched the Ameo sub-4 metre sedan in the Indian market in October, 2016. After initial success, the compact sedan’s sales saw a constant dip. In a bid to improve its sales, Volkswagen will launch a new top-of-the-line Ameo Highline Plus trim. The sedan is currently available in three levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – and in total of six variants. The Volkswagen Ameo is priced in the range of Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 9.89 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The new Highline Plus trim will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version is likely to be priced around Rs 7.35 lakh – Rs 7.45 lakh, the diesel model could cost around Rs 8.60 lakh. Talking about engine specs, the Ameo compact sedan is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol and a 1.5-litre TDI diesel. While the former is good for 74bhp and 110Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 108bhp and 250Nm of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels come as standard, and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox is exclusively available with Highline Diesel variant.
Volkswagen Ameo Price
|Variant||Ex-Showroom, Delhi||Ex-Showroom, Mumbai|
|Ameo 1.2L Trendline||Rs 5.50 lakh||Rs 5.54 lakh|
|Ameo 1.2L Comfortline||Rs 6.34 lakh||Rs 6.34 lakh|
|Ameo 1.2L Highliine||Rs 7.35 lakh||Rs 7.34 lakh|
VW Ameo Diesel Prices
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|Trendline Manual||Rs 6.51 lakh|
|Comfortline Manual||Rs 7.78 lakh|
|Comfortline Metallic||Rs 7.88 lakh|
|Highline Manual||Rs 8.59 lakh|
|Highline DSG Automatic||Rs 9.89 lakh|
The VW Ameo sub-compact sedan is available in three trims – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – in petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version is priced at Rs 5.50 lakh for the base model, which goes up to Rs 7.35 lakh for the range-topping variant. On the other hand, the diesel version is priced between Rs 7.35 lakh and Rs 9.89 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The upcoming Ameo Highline trim is likely to be priced around Rs 7.45 lakh in petrol avatar and Rs 8.60 lakh for diesel model. Also Read: New-Generation Volkswagen Polo Unveiled
VW Ameo Higline Plus Launch Date
The company is yet to announce the exact launch date of the new Highline plus trim, but we expect it to go on sale in August 2017. We will update you as soon as VW announces anything on its launch.
Volkswagen Ameo Specifications
|Engine||1.2L MPI 3-cylinder in line||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder|
|Power||74bhp @ 5400rpm||108bhp @ 3750rpm|
|Torque||110Nm @ 400rpm||250Nm @ 1500-3000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed MT & 7-speed DSG Auto|
|Steering Type||Electric Power Steering||Electric Power Steering|
|Brakes||Front Disc & Rear Drum||Front Disc & Rear Drum|
|Suspension Front||McPherson strut with stabilizer bar||McPherson strut with stabilizer bar|
|Suspension Rear||Semi-independent trailing arm||Semi-independent trailing arm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45-litres||45-litres|
Besides sharing the platform and features, the Ameo compact sedan also shares its engine from its hatchback sibling. The Volkswagen Ameo is available with two engine options a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder MPI petrol and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder TDI diesel. The petrol mill is capable of producing a maximum power of 74bhp at 5,400rpm and 110Nm of peak torque at 3,750rpm. Transmission on offer is a 5-speed manual gearbox. On the flip side, the oil burner is good for 108bhp of power at 3,750rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1,500-3,000rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox options.
For braking, the sedan gets front disc and rear drum brakes that are further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and brake assist. Suspension mechanism of the car comprises of McPherson strut with stabilizer bar and Semi-independent trailing arm at the front and rear respectively.
Volkswagen Ameo Mileage
|City||15kmpl petrol and 17kmpl diesel|
|Highway||17kmpl petrol and 20kmpl diesel|
Since the Ameo shares its engines with the Polo, it is as fuel efficient as its sibling hatchback. The Ameo petrol returns a mileage around 17kmpl. The Ameo diesel, on the other hand, might deliver over 20kmpl. Also Read: Volkwagen Tiguan – Everything You Need To know
Volkswagen Ameo Colours
The Volkswagen Ameo comes in 6 exterior colour options – Candy White, Reflex Silver, Toffee Brown, Blue Silk and Carbon Steel.
Volkswagen Ameo Features – Variant-wise
VW Ameo Trendline – Body-colored bumpers, wing mirrors with turn signals, body-colored wing mirrors and door handles, heat-insulating windshield, front power windows, folding rear-seat backrest, flat-bottomed steering wheel, tilt- and telescopic steering, dual front airbags, central locking and ABS.
VWAmeo Comfortline (+ Trendline Features) – Dual-beam headlights, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, dual-tone interior, Bluetooth and iPod-enabled 4-speakers, CD/MP3/USB/AUX-in/SD card entertainment system, front and rear power windows, cooled glovebox, height-adjustable driver’s seat, remote central locking, cruise control, front and rear foglights, and ESP and Hill Hold (with DSG transmission-equipped variant).
VW Ameo Highline (+ Comfortline Features) – Alloy wheels, automatic wipers, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, electrically-retractable wing mirrors, rear defogger, front foglights with static cornering lights, brushed aluminium interior accents, touchscreen MirrorLink system, front armrest with rear AC vent, steering mounted controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic climate control, reverse camera, and reverse sensors.
Highline Plus (Highline+) – 16-inch alloy wheels, new infotainment system with a reverse camera, new LED headlamps.
Based on the Polo platform, the Ameo sits under 4 meter in length. It measures 3,995mm in length, 1,682mm in width and 1,483mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,470mm. The compact sedan has a ground clearance of 165mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian city roads. The vehicle offers a boot space of 330-litres, which is good enough to accommodate 3 suitcases.
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Volkswagen Ameo Competition
Volkswagen Ameo is powered by a 74bhp, 1.2-litre petrol MPI engine.
Volkswagen Ameo Exterior
Designed for the Indian market, the Volkswagen Ameo takes its inspiration from the Polo hatchback. While the front fascia of the car features a long grille and large headlights, the rear design looks conventional with L-shaped taillight enclosures and slightly extended boot. Based on the Polo’s PQ25 platform, the Ameo looks identical to the hatchback right until the B-pillar.
Though, it’s the tail and angular boot sections that mark a difference to its portfolio. Other design elements include body-colored bumpers, chrome applique on door handles, static cornering lights, 15-inch ‘TOSA’ alloy wheels and lots of chrome detailing. Similar to the Polo hatch, the Ameo has a ground clearance of 165mm.
Volkswagen Ameo Interior
The interior of the Volkswagen Ameo looks quite familiar, as it shares lots of design elements and equipment with its hatchback sibling. The car has dual-tone black and beige interior theme with silver trim on the center console, as seen on the Polo hatchback. The Ameo is one of the well-packaged and feature-rich cars in its league. The Volkswagen Ameo is brimming with several comfort and connectivity features such as a central infotainment multimedia display, Bluetooth-enabled 2 DIN audio system, automatic climate control, a multi-function 3-spoke steering wheel, electronically adjustable rear view mirrors, rear air-con vent, etc.
The Volkswagen Ameo compact Sedan comes with several segment first features, and a bunch of advanced safety equipment.
Besides this, the Volkswagen Ameo comes with a host of first-in-segment features such as a touchscreen with Mirrorlink, rain sensing wipers, cruise control and static cornering lights. The safety aspects of the compact SUV are taken care of by anti-lock braking system (ABS) and dual airbags that come as standard across all variants. Features like cruise control (first-in-segment), rain sensing wipers (first-in-segment), rear view camera with parking sensors, lane change indicator, front and rear fog lights, electronic anti-theft immobilizer and defogger are also on offer. The higher trims of the vehicle offers a boot capacity of 330-litre.