Volkswagen Ameo was scheduled to make its launch on the September 27 in India, but the German marque has postponed the launch till further notice. The reason is still unknown, as to why the launch has been delayed by Volkswagen. The diesel variant of the Volkswagen Ameo will be offered in three trims – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.
Being in the sub-4 metre category, the Ameo will compete with the likes of Tata Zest, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and the Ford Figo Aspire. And with this diesel variant, the company will give a tough competition to these popular automobiles through this car, in turn strengthening company’s sales.
From the inside, the Ameo diesel will be similar to the current model in the Indian market except for the addition of the diesel mill. Volkswagen Ameo comes equipped with features like touchscreen MirrorLink system, height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, electrically-foldable ORVMs, reverse-parking camera, reverse-parking sensors and rear defogger. While in terms of safety, the compact sedan comes equipped with ABS and dual front airbags as standard.
Mechanically, the diesel variant of the Ameo will come powered by the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI mill seen on both, the Polo and the Vento, and will be capable to crank out 108 bhp of maximum power and a torque of 230 Nm. The powertrain will come connected to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while there will be an option of a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox as per your needs. The petrol variant which on sale in the country derive its power from a a 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPI unit that’s good to generate 74 bhp with 110 Nm of peak torque. This power unit comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.