German carmaker, Volkswagen, has introduced its made-for-India sub-compact sedan, Ameo, today. Based on the Polo hatchback, this is Volkswagen’s first compact sedan in the Indian market and has been developed locally at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra. The car will be launched in mid-2016.
Volkswagen Ameo will take on Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze in the compact sedan segment. The sub-four meter car has the same engine options as seen in the Volkswagen Polo hatchback. The car comes with a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder MPI petrol engine that produces 74bhp of power and 110Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TDI diesel that churns out 88.7bhp and 230Nm of torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a five-speed manual or a DSG automatic gearbox.
In terms of safety, Ameo comes with standard front airbags & ABS. Other features include rear camera, touchscreen infotainment system, electric mirrors along with segment first cruise control and rain sensing wipers. VW Ameo will also be on display at the upcoming Auto Expo along with Volkswagen Polo GTI, New Beetle, Tiguan and the Passat GTE.
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Source : CarDekho