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Volkswagen Ameo to be launched in June 2016


Volkswagen will have the official launch of the Ameo in June 2016. The compact sedan will be seen competing against the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and the Ford Figo Aspire

 

Volkswagen Ameo

 

 

 

The Ameo is a compact sedan offering from Volkswagen and was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo held in February. VW has designed the Ameo with special inclination towards the Indian market. From information close to our sources, we have learned that the German manufacturer is likely to launch the car in June 2016. The Ameo compact sedan will slot in between the Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan. Being a sub 4-metre compact sedan, the Ameo will offer the same comforts of a hatchback, but with an extended boot section.

 

 

Volkswagen Ameo

 

 

 

The car borrows the same design philosophy of the Polo and Vento in terms of looks. The front has the signature VW grille design followed by the long sloping bonnet and headlights from the Polo. Like other compact sedans, the Ameo sports an extended rear section after the C-pillar to allow extra boot space. The compact sedan looks like a shortened Vento from the sides due to it being a sub 4-metre vehicle. Inside, the Ameo features black and beige interiors with fabric upholstery. VW has made used of high quality plastics giving the car a plush feel.

 

 

Volkswagen Ameo

 

 

 

Powering the compact sedan will be a choice of both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variant will be a 1.2-litre motor that produces 75PS of power and 110Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel engine is tuned to deliver 90PS of power and 230Nm of peak torque. Both the engine variants will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, while after the launch we can expect VW to soon feature a DSG gearbox option for the higher models.

 

The Volkswagen Ameo will be the first vehicle by the German manufacturer to enter the compact sedan segment and is likely to be placed in the price range of Rs 5.5-8.5 lakh (ex-showroom). On a competition check, the VW Ameo will lock horns with the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and the Ford Figo Aspire in the compact sedan segment.

Also Read: 2016 Volkswagen Ameo: First Review

 

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