Volkswagen India unveiled the new
Volkswagen Ameo, the first compact sedan by the brand. The Ameo will make its
world premiere at the 13th Auto Expo 2016 - The Motor Show to be held in
Greater Noida. The Volkswagen Ameo will be available in a 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI
petrol variant and a 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI diesel.
The Ameo has been designed and engineered
for the Indian market and will be manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in
Chakan, Maharashtra. The Indian car
market has been witnessing a range of sub-4 meter sedans being launched and the
Volkswagen Ameo has been designed to fit right into the compact sedan segment
1.2L MPI engine will be mated to 5-speed manual gear box and the 1.5L diesel TDI
engine will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a
7-speed DSG transmission. All variants of
the Ameo will come equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard. To add
a touch of comfort and convenience the Volkswagen Ameo has also been equipped
with first in segment features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers, static
cornering lights and a touch screen multimedia music system with Mirror link,
I-pod connectivity, phonebook & SMS viewer.
Stackmann, Board Member for Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars,
said, “India is an important market for Volkswagen and it will become even more
important in the future. Today we present the next big step to you. A car that
is specially designed for the Indian market. A car that is ‘made for India’ and
‘made in India. We are confident that this car will raise the bar in dynamic
compact segment. We call it: The Ameo – made by Volkswagen in India.”
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