Here’s one car that you could soon see plying on Indian streets – the VW Ameo. Volkswagen’s sub-4 meter segment sedan offering used is positioned between the VW Polo and VW Vento. It will be launched in the second half of 2016.
The sub-4 meter segment has become pretty interesting in the past few years. It has turned from what used to essentially be a Tata vs Maruti fight into quite a vibrant market, with competitors such as Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Mahindra Verito Vibe and Ford Aspire. Now after tons of speculations and rumors, Volkswagen India has finally come into the game with the Volkswagen Ameo.
Like other cars in Volkswagen line-up, the Ameo too is not compromised on features or safety. To add value over the rivals, it offers many first-in-segment features like cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, static cornering lights, auto climate control, cooled glove box, reversing camera with parking sensors, electrically adjustable with foldable ORVMs with LED turn indicators, auto dimming internal mirror, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver armrest, rear AC vents, 16-inch alloy wheels and much more.
Top-end variants come equipped with dynamic touch-screen multimedia system with MirrorLink technology which allows the user to mirror your smartphone’s screen on the car’s touchscreen, thereby allowing you to you use some of your phone apps. This infotainment system can also connect to you CD/MP3, USB, Aux, SD Card, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod,and phonebook / SMS viewer. As far as safety is concerned, the Ameo is offered with ABS and dual front airbags as standard across the range.
The Ameo comes with an option of diesel and petrol engine with various trim levels mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel also offers a 7-speed DSG transmission option. The petrol version will have a 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPI engine and the diesel version will come with 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI engine. Sadly, there will not be the 1.2-litre TSI engine on offer.
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