Volkswagen launched its much-awaited first compact sedan in India, the Ameo at a starting price of Rs 5.24 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Ameo is available in three trim levels - Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. It will be available across all the Volkswagen showrooms from July 2016.
On the launch, the Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, Michael Mayer said, "This 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."
Powering Ameo is the same 1.2-litre MPI Petrol engine which powers the Polo. The engine gets mated to a 5-speed Manual gearbox and delivers 74bhp @ 5400rpm and 110Nm @ 3750rpm of peak power and torque output respectively. A 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 7-speed Automatic gearbox for the Ameo will be offered later this year.
Volkswagen offers Ameo with many exciting and class leading features like dual front airbags, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, ABS as standard, anti-pinch power windows and so on. The new sedan will toughly compete with Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire and Maruti Swift Dzire.
The price details of Volkswagen Ameo are as follows:
Ex-showroom, Delhi prices:
1. Ameo Trendline - Rs 5,24,300
2. Ameo Comfortline - Rs. 5,99,950
3. Ameo Highline - Rs 7,05,900
Ex-showroom, Mumbai prices:
1. Ameo Trendline - Rs 5,13,864
2. Ameo Comfortline - Rs 5,87,914
3. Ameo Highline - Rs 6,91,680