Volkswagen India today unveiled its compact sedan 'Ameo' in the country and this Volkswagen product is “Made in India for India”. This is the first sub 4-metre sedan from the German manufacturer and will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options - 1.2-litre MPI petrol and 1.5-litre TDI diesel. And just so you know, it's pronounced 'Ahh-Mey-Oh'. Volkswagen Ameo will make its world premiere at the Delhi Motor Show.
Volkswagen Ameo has been designed very carefully keeping in mind the compact sedan segment in India and the Indian customer. Ameo reflects the seamless integration of innovative proportion giving it a sporty and a dynamic stance. The Compact Sedan has special design highlights like the front spoiler lip in the body colour or the distinctive fold in the outer edges of the front bumper that gives a glimpse of brands’s core design philosophy of timeless appeal and sharp, distinctive lines.
Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, VW Passenger Car India said, "Today is a very special day for Volkswagen in India, as we unveil our first ever made-in-India carline, Volkswagen Ameo. The compact sedan segment contiiues to garner much interest among Indian consumers and we are happy to mark our presence in this competitive and dynamic segment. Through the Volkswagen Ameo, we bring the bring the highest technology and safety standards to the compact sedan segment. We have had a successful couple of years in India, and look forward to further expanding the Volkswagen India family."
As we mentioned, the compact sedan Ameo will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options, the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder MPI engine will paired with 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TDI engine will be available with 5-speed manual transmission & 7-speed DSG transmission options.
As the safety is of high importance for the brand, the Volkswagen Ameo will come equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard. Not only this, it also gets first in segment features like Cruise Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Rear view camera with parking sensors, dynamic touchscreen infotainment multimedia music system with mirror link, Climatronic automatic AC, cooled glove box, Alloy wheels, Rear AC vents.
Volkswagen Ameo will be displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo from February 5 – February 9, 2016 and is expected to be launched in the Indian market in H2 2016.