VW Ameo compact sedan teased at the Pune manufacturing plant – IAB Report
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World premiere at the Auto Expo 2016.
Volkswagen India’s manufacturing plant in Pune, Chakan has teased the VW Ameo, showing to the public that the company is all set to launch the model in the country. The sub-4m sedan will make its public debut at the Auto Expo 2016.
A recent spyshot uncovered the final exterior design of the VW Ameo, featuring a conventional bootlid, angular taillamps, 15-inch ‘TOSA’ alloy wheels and beige interior. Older spyshots have revealed that the front will sport a familiar VW face with a long grille directly flanked by large headlamps that appear to be sourced from the VW Polo, while the interior is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen system, 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel, and silver trim on the center console.
The VW Ameo’s engine lineup is likely to comprise of the 1.5-liter TDI diesel engine sourced from the VW Polo and Vento, which develops 90 PS/230 Nm in its regular state and 105 PS/250 Nm in the Polo GT TDI variant. As of now, it’s unclear which engine tune will be seen under the Ameo’s hood.
For people seeking a petrol-powered option, VW could offer the choice of a 1.2-liter three-cylinder MPi petrol engine (good for 75 PS and 110 Nm of torque) and possibly even the 1.2-liter four-cylinder TSI petrol paired to a 7-speed DSG.
The VW Ameo has been designed and developed exclusively for the Indian market. It will rival the Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Ford Figo Aspire.