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Rs. 5.32 - 8 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 6 Apr 2020

About Volkswagen Ameo

With the Ameo, Volkswagen has finally made its debut in the compact sedan space. Volkswagen aims at tapping into the extremely competitive sub-4 metrre sedan space with a car that boasts of superb quality interiors and reliable engine options. In the Indian market, the Ameo will lock horns against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, the Honda Amaze, the Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and the Ford Figo Aspire.

Volkswagen Ameo Overview

Volkswagen has launched a new GT Line trim for the Ameo. Based on the top-spec Highline Plus diesel-DSG variant, it is priced at Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). The GT Line packs a handful of styling elements like a blacked-out roof, ORVMs, body decals, badges and a black colour spoiler to make it a tad sportier. The Ameo GT Line can be had with the diesel-AT powertrain only.

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Q. I am planning to buy VW Ameo, Diesel, base variant. How is the vehicle in terms of maintenance & part replacement?
  • Fantastic economical ruf n tuf with full of luxury features buy the vehicle without 2nd thought (I suggest Petrol version) having this vehicle since July 2017
  • Maintenance is high especially for diesel..but refinement and ride quality is superb..very powerful engine..parts quality are top notch but cost will be more than honda or Toyota.
  • It is not family vehicle go for other brands there are many.
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Q. I want purchase Ameo highline diesel engine automatic but this is disc version. Will the spare parts be available in future?
  • As the first step in India, the Volkswagen brand launched the globally successful Passat in 2007. To expand its portfolio, Volkswagen launched one of the brand's best-selling models, the Jetta, in India in July 2008 and Volkswagen Ameo launched in June 2016. So the brand has already created a good base in India, one would not face any issue with the parts availability.Also, you can always check the ability of parts and their prices by contacting the service center. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Car Showrooms
Q. What is the maintenance cost of Volkswagen Ameo compared to other brands?
  • The estimated maintenance cost of Volkswagen Ameo for 5 years is Rs 42,630.
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Q. I am confused which one to buy Amaze or VW Ameo?
  • Things We Like in Ameo: - Most feature loaded vehicle in the segment with features such as cruise control, MirrorLink support and others. - 110PS diesel engine is a powerhouse! Can be fun and frugal at the same time. - Solid build quality inside-out, similar to that of its siblings. The Polo and the Vento. Things We Like in Amaze: - Comfortable ride over all surfaces, noiseless suspension even over broken roads. - Improved overall interior space with increased storage spaces, including 1-litre bottle holders on all doors. - Diesel-CVT is smooth, efficient and well suited for the city. - Largest-in-segment luggage compartment, well shaped too. - Comfortable seats front and rear, no issues seating tall passengers behind each other. - Long standard safety equipment list - ABS+EBD, dual airbags, ELR seatbelts, ISOFIX anchor points. ZW Says: In this budget you will get the base trim of both the cars. The Ameo can be a great compact sedan to own if build quality, performance, features and value rank high on your priority list. On the other hand, Honda Amaze makes a pretty serious case for itself as the choice for customers in the compact sedan segment. It’s unique design, spacious interiors, premium features, excellent ride-and-handling qualities and, very importantly, the brilliant diesel engine coupled to the equally brilliant first-in-segment CVT, make it highly attractive. Honda has also promised a premium ownership experience without the costs involved. In maintenance, Honda Amaze petrol has low maintenance cost as compare to VW Ameo. That's said, if you are searching for a car with easy handling in city, low service cost then Honda Amaze is car you can opt for. Otherwise, you can can go for VW Ameo if you want solid build quality, more power. You can also compare these two cars by using our comparison tool. Click on the link to compare: https://bit.ly/2NVb2Vp Do take a test drive in order to judge your driving comfort. Click on the following link to to find out your nearest dealership and to take a test drive: https://bit.ly/2rJrRu2
  • New Amaze really makes a point worthy at the outset now . Ameo definitely a good vehicle from VW with segment best features about a 1.5 year ago. . The vehicle did not click much due to lack of penetration of service network and post service /spares . Ignore it a bit is a very good vehicle .Now comes to Gen2 Amaze is much refined with interior and exterior .And Totally engineered new . Infotainment system of Digipad2 and many segment best features are a best bet with Amaze . Honda quality and Promise are best in Cars .New Amaze Best in compact sedan segment
  • If you are looking for a vehicle which lasts longer or have safety and quality ride than you must go with VW it has only drawback which is poor re-sale value otherwise it is better option.
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Q. How is the performance of Ameo?
  • The Ameo on the whole is a pretty nice car, especially when you consider the equipment you get for the money you pay along with the fact that it is a Volkswagen, and is thus a very well-engineered car. Build quality and quality of materials used is pretty good, which gives the Ameo a more premium feel. What’s more, it is a familiar looking car though that’s something which works in its favor but could also be a bit of a turn off for some. Not a deal breaker though, especially since it drives well, has a good balance of ride and handling, and of course the fact that this car has been made specifically for India. The Ameo is not a boot-pasted Polo. With the kind of built quality on offer along with potent engines under its hood, this sub-compact sedan from Volkswagen does stand out. Yes, it does reflect Polo’s identity but that again is not a bad thing at all. "With a host of class leading features along with a mouth watering price tag, the Ameo makes for an amazing package. Considering its competitive price-point with regards to the several class-leading features on offer, it makes its own identity in this mass-runner segment. Ameo offers a solution to buyers who are looking to upgrade to a car that offers a premium look and feel at a price point that doesn’t put a big hole into their pockets. The Ameo can be a great compact sedan to own if build quality, performance, features and value rank high on your priority list. The Ameo has a big, for some deal breaking, fault - the rear seats are the most cramped in its class. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given link to get your nearest dealership details: https://bit.ly/2rJrRu2
  • The Ameo is powered by a 1.2-litre MPI naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre TDI turbo diesel. Transmission options include a standard 5-speed manual, while the diesel will also come with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission option. This petrol engine doesn’t offer neck-snapping acceleration and frankly it’s not meant to do so either. However, it does offer a certain level of refinement but the low-end delivery is not as smooth as you would expect. It does require constant throttle inputs especially when you perform an overtaking manoeuvre or if you are at an incline.The diesel Ameo is poles apart compared to the petrol variant. Unlike the petrol Ameo that feels underpowered and lethargic, the diesel is quite a performer. The 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine gets an upgraded turbocharger, that has bumped its power up to 110PS, while peak torque is rated at 250Nm. There’s a hint of lag under 1500rpm, post which the Ameo diesel pins you to the back of your seat. Power delivery is seamless, and eggs you on to drive enthusiastically.Read More: - Volkswagen Ameo 1.0-litre Petrol: Road Test : https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/volkswagen-ameo-first-drive-review/25650/ Review follow the given link to know about its service cost: https://www.zigwheels.com/newcars/Volkswagen/Ameo/service-cost
  • The Volkswagen Ameo is fitted with a 1198cc, 3-cylinder, petrol engine and a 1498cc, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine is tuned for efficiency than performance and is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine is naturally efficient but is also tuned for better performance - while it can also be had with a 5-speed manual transmission, you can also pair it with a quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The dual-clutch transmission fits the powerful nature of the diesel motor, if driven carefully it can also be more efficient than the manual transmission. Read more: Volkswagen Ameo 1.0-litre Petrol: Road Test Review - https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/volkswagen-ameo-10litre-petrol-road-test-review/31812/
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Q. If Ameo to be discontinued and still I want to buy. Will there be any problems?
  • How much discount did you get
  • How is the experience?
  • How is the experience?
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Volkswagen Ameo User Reviews

4.1 /5
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  • 2.7

    Buying experience - Huge promises during purchase after that Zero. Riding experience - Excellent long ride. Only for long ride and engine performance is good. Details about looks, performance etc - Look is ok. Only engine performance is good. Rest is bad. Very low height not good for rear passengers and people with good height. Servicing and maintenance- Worst Pros and Cons Pros - Good engine performance and long ride. Cons - Worst service and after sales. parts not good. High cost for parts, all parts replacement , no repairs.

  • 3.7

    Volkswagen ameo is absolutely top in performance and comfort. When features increase obviously there will a lag in milege. So mileage is less when compared. But comfort, style, features, everything else are top in segment. Cruise is one of the best in segment. Then power of engine. Then interiors, alloy wheels, tyres are just top. No words to describe. Best of it.

  • 2.3

    One and half year after purchase engine had to be replaced due to manufacture defect. Two years after purchase battery went dead . Dealer Sundaram motors said that battery had only one year warranty,so we had to buy new one for Rs. 7500/-. This car is not worth buying,waste of money and only trouble 😞

  • 1.0

    I will rate this car 0,this is the waste of money to buy this car .what did volkswagen think to launch this car,if someone give me this car in free and give lakh cash with this car , I will never take this car and cash ,this is not a car it a petrol drunker

  • 4.7

    So this car might seem like the costly types but so far in 2 years, I have only enjoyed the performance.The maintenance cost seems appropriate when focusing on the performance it delivers, both in the city and on the highway.

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