German automaker Volkswagen’s much touted, Made in India & Made for India low-cost Sedan “Ameo” is launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Volkswagen has its country plant in Chakan occupies a total area of 575 acres, costing INR 3,800 Crores is said to have been the largest investment by a German company to date in the growing Indian market.
Available in two fuel options, first the 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI and second the 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI engine, Ameo is Volkswagen’s first sub 4-metre sedan+ that have been launched recently in India. Its petrol trims is powered by robust 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPI engine that is tuned to produce 73bhp and 110Nm of torque.
Sporting on features like cruise control and rain-sensing wipers (higher models), rearview camera with parking sensors as standard, dual front airbags and ABS as standard across all variants Ameo has made ripples in the market.
Other underlined features that the Ameo is loaded from are:
- Electronically adjustable ORVMs with LED turn indicators.
- Rear AC vents, tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- Cooled glove box
- Automatic climate control with dust and pollen filter.
- Touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink tech.
- Seamless phone connectivity.
- Anti-pinch power windows & front armrest.
- Static cornering light.
This affordable model showcase features much in resemblance Volkswagen Polo model, which is apparent. Ameo boasts of several segment-first and class-leading features, muscular look. The Ameo is Volkswagen’s most affordable offering in the country that has been unleashed with a base price undercutting the Polo hatchback as well.
The Ameo has been created with the philosophy of offering the best of technology and safety standards packaged at an attractive price, tailor-made for Indian terrains. This model of Volkswagen is available in the market with a petrol engine spread available in three variants, viz. Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline.
This model gives a cut throat competition to its rivals Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire, Hyundai Xcent.
The sedan is available at all showrooms across the country, and one can also book using the “Volkswagen Ameo app” available in Google PlayStore.
For those looking at diesel power, the auto giant has confirmed that the Ameo diesel will be arriving in the market towards the end of the year close to the festive season.