Volkswagen India has launched Ameo sedan at an introductory price of Rs. 5.24 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. Surprisingly, the German automaker has launched the Ameo in petrol fuel trim only, stating that the diesel variants would be introduced later on this year. Volkswagen Ameo is offered in three trim levels: Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline. The Ameo sedan gets dual front airbags and ABS as standard safety features across the entire variant line-up.
Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “Today is a very special day for Volkswagen in India, as we introduce our first ever made-for-India carline, Volkswagen Ameo. The Ameo underlines our philosophy of offering the best of technology and safety standards packaged at an attractive price. Through the Ameo, we are confident of cementing Volkswagen’s strong presence in the compact sedan segment and further expand the Volkswagen India family.” The Ameo comes with several first-in-segment features such as Static cornering light, Rain sensing wipers, Cruise control, Front center armrest, Anti-pinch power windows – Front & Rear, etc. to mention a few. Volkswagen Ameo will be available across all the company authorized showrooms starting July 2016. Customers can also pre-book the Ameo through the mobile application available on the Google PlayStore.
As for other features, the Ameo sedan boasts of “Climatronic” automatic AC with dust, pollen filter and Rear AC vents, Cooled glove box, Auto dimming IRVM, Leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, Rear view camera with parking sensors and Height adjustable driver seat. The sedan features touchscreen infotainment system with USB, AUX-IN, SD Card Reader and Bluetooth connectivity. Under the hood, Volkswagen Ameo has a 1.2L MPI petrol engine which develops 74bhp of top power and 110Nm of peak torque. It is linked to a 5-speed manual transmission. The company would introduce the diesel variants later on with the 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI engine, paired with 5-speed manual gearbox & 7-speed DSG transmission options. It is being manufactured locally at Volkswagen's Chakan plant in Pune. Below is the variant-wise pricing (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) of Volkswagen Ameo:
Volkswagen Ameo 1.2 MPI Petrol Trendline: Rs. 5.24 Lakhs
Volkswagen Ameo 1.2 MPI Petrol Comfortline: Rs. 5.99 Lakhs
Volkswagen Ameo 1.2 MPI Petrol Highline: Rs. 7.05 Lakhs