VW Ameo TDI (diesel) to launch on September 27 – Report
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Will pack an updated version of the 1.5 TDI engine.
Autocar India reports that the VW Ameo diesel variant will launch for sale tomorrow (September 27). So far, the Ameo has only been available in its petrol variant, which is priced between INR 5.31 Lakhs – 7.13 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Ameo diesel packs an updated version of the 1.5 TDI unit, which bumps the power output to 108 bhp from 103 bhp thanks to a larger, locally sourced turbocharger. A 5-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard, while a 7-speed DSG is optional in the Ameo diesel. Expect VW and Skoda to introduce the updated engine in its products in the future.
Like the petrol variant, the Ameo diesel will be sold in three trim levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. Some of the standard features in the Ameo include tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, ABS and dual-front airbags as standard across the range.
The top-end Highline will be equipped with cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera and sensors, Climatronic automatic climate control, remote & power (one-touch) operable windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and gloss finish, leather-wrapped gearshift knob and touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink connectivity.
Safety features like Electronic Stabilization Program and Hill Hold control will be exclusive to the diesel-DSG variant.
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[Source: Autocar India]