2016 Volkswagen Ameo will be the biggest hope any product has carried for Volkswagen as it’s the entry into the highly interesting compact sedan category
Volkswagen clearly hasn’t had a huge success with small cars or even larger cars in India despite phenomenal success worldwide. The products such as Polo and Vento have done their job to keep the masses happy but the slightly niche people have been attracted. Reason is the rumor of high running and owning costs. Ameo plans to change that and will offer best in class everything and hence it is the most interesting products of all time from the brand and the first truly India made, India specific Volkswagen Ameo is here.
Volkswagen Ameo Engine, Gearbox and Mileage
What is one of the two key highlights for the brand is the engines that it is set to offer. These engines are tried and tested and are a lot of fun on paper. The 1.2 Tsi Automatic is coming to the bay of the Ameo soon. Along with that the 1.5 diesel that makes 90 PS and 230 Nm of torque which will be mated to a 6-speed manual is available and a 7-speed DSG gearbox will come soon. Diesel should deliver around 21 km/l and petrol should deliver 18 km/l. 1.2 3-cylinder petrol makes 75 PS and 115 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Volkswagen Ameo Design
Ameo design wise seems to be continuing with the Polo and Vento inspiration at the front and side. The side is miniature version of the Vento and Polo inspired front-end with similar headlights and grille continue. The front clearly looks meatier and the rear is quite unique with boxy boot lid and tail-lights.
2016 Volkswagen Ameo Interiors and Features
Interior wise, there are a bit of changes to the center console over the Polo and Vento. Features wise is where the Ameo is at an all time high. The car is loaded with cruise control, electrical ORVM, reverse parking sensor, reversing parking camera, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, static bending fog lamps, touchscreen unit with MirrorLink that have Android and Apple CarPlay. Dual Beam headlights are clearly segment first and leather wrapped steering also segment best.
2016 Volkswagen Ameo Price
Prices start at 5.24 lakhs and end at around Rs 10 Lakhs for the diesel, which make it deliver more value to the customers. Petrol power Ameo price list is below.
Trendline: Rs 5.24 lakh
Comfortline: Rs 6.0 lakh
Highline: Rs 7.06 lakh
Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi for 1.2 3-cylinder Petrol.
Volkswagen Ameo Safety Features
Ameo, just like Polo and Vento will continue to offer dual airbags as option on all variants as standard. ABS and EBD are standard throughout the range.
Volkswagen Ameo Competition
Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent
2016 Volkswagen Ameo Review