Available in both petrol and diesel guise, the Volkswagen Ameo sedan is priced in the range of Rs 5.24 lakh to Rs 9.31 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The Volkswagen Ameo sub-compact sedan shares its platform, design elements and engine lineup with the Polo hatchback.
October 1, 2016 – Volkswagen has finally introduced the much-awaited VW Ameo diesel in the Indian car market. The deliveries of the car have been commenced across the country. Available in three trim levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – and in total of 8 variants, the Volkswagen Ameo is priced in the range of Rs 5.24 lakh to Rs. 9.31 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder, MPI petrol engine of the sub-4 metre sedan is the same that does duty in the Polo as well. The oil burner is a 1.5-litre TDI unit that produces 110PS of power and 250Nm of torque.
|Variant||Ex-Showroom, Delhi||Ex-Showroom, Mumbai|
|Ameo 1.2L Trendline||Rs 5.24 lakh||Rs 5.14 lakh|
|Ameo 1.2L Comfortline||Rs 5.99 lakh||Rs 5.87 lakh|
|Ameo 1.2L Highliine||Rs 7.05 lakh||Rs 6.91 lakh|
VW Ameo Diesel Prices
|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|
|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 borrows its engine from its hatchback sibling. Initially, the Volkswagen Ameo has been offered with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder MPI petrol mill. The petrol mill is capable of generating 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.
The oil burner is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbod-diesel unit. This diesel powertrain with a new turbocharger will develop a maximum power output of 108bhp and 250Nm of torque. It comes with both a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox options.
|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.
The Volkswagen Ameo comes in 6 exterior colour options – Candy White, Reflex Silver, Toffee Brown, Blue Silk and Carbon Steel.
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.
Volkswagen Ameo is powered by a 74bhp, 1.2-litre petrol MPI engine.
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.
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.