VW sub-4m sedan (VW Ameo/VW ICS) spotted testing – Spied

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016 - 10:27pm IST

Will be based on VW Polo hatchback.

Team-BHP reader Gaurav Samant snapped the upcoming India-exclusive VW compact sedan (codenamed VW ICS) testing in the wild. It is confirmed to debut at the Auto Expo 2016, and is VW’s first sub-4m sedan in the market.

VW sub-4m sedan side spotted testing
The compact sedan is confirmed to debut at the Auto Expo 2016, and is VW’s first product designed specifically for India. It will compete with the Maruti Dzire and the Honda Amaze.

Rumored to be called the VW Ameo, it will feature a familiar VW face with a long grille directly flanked by large headlamps that appear to be sourced from the VW Polo. A spyshot of the Ameo’s side profile offers the best look at its sub-4m proportions, while the rear-end gets L-shaped taillight clusters similar to that of the VW Polo.

The interior appears to be taken straight out from the VW Polo, save for the inclusion of a 7 inch touchscreen system. It gets a dual tone black and beige color combination, silver trim on the center console, multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel with manual adjust, and an MID.

VW sub-4m sedan front three quarter spotted testing
The VW compact sedan will feature a familiar face with a long grille directly flanked by large headlamps that appear to be sourced from the VW Polo.

Also Read: VW Vento with new headlight clusters spotted up close

The VW Ameo’s engine lineup is likely to be borrowed from the VW Polo, which will include the 1.2-liter three-cylinder MPI petrol and the 1.5-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel, paired to 5-speed manual transmissions. Additionally, VW could also offer its 7-speed DSG on the diesel, or with the more powerful 1.2-liter TSI petrol.

VW sub-4m sedan (VW Ameo/VW ICS) – Image Gallery

[Source: Team-BHP]

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