VW Ameo 1.5L with DSG seen for the first time – In Images

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 - 10:33am IST

Will sport an updated version of the 1.5L TDI engine.

Though the VW Ameo has been shown to the public and media on multiple occasions (world premiere, Auto Expo 2016 and Make in India event), the pictures below, show for the first time, the Ameo with the DSG transmission.

VW Ameo 1.5L DSG interior spied
The Ameo will get the 7-speed DSG paired to the diesel engine only.

VW India confirmed that the Ameo diesel will get the option of its 7-speed DSG, also seen on the VW Vento and Skoda Rapid models. However, reports state that the 1.5-liter four-cylinder TDI unit will be updated with a larger, locally-sourced turbocharger which will increase power and torque outputs by 2 PS and 10 Nm respectively. At present, this engine develops 105 PS and 250 Nm of torque on the VW Polo GT TDI, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid, and 90 PS and 230 Nm on the VW Polo.

The Ameo will also be available with the 1.2-liter three-cylinder MPi petrol engine, which puts out 75 PS and 110 Nm of torque on the Polo. The petrol will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

VW Ameo 1.5L DSG rear spied
VW India has announced a market launch in the early part of the second half of this calendar year.

Also read: India-bound VW Tiguan at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The VW Ameo, based on the Polo platform, will also offer alloy wheels, MirrorLink touchscreen entertainment system, automatic day/night inside rear-view mirror, reverse camera, cruise control, automatic climate control, ABS, EBD and dual front airbags.

Rivals: Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest
Expected Price: INR 5-8.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Release date: Early H2 2016

VW Ameo 1.5L DSG – Spyshot Gallery

VW Ameo – Image Gallery

[Source – AutoColumn]

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