VW Ameo deliveries to commence in India from July – Report

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Could be launched for sale towards the end of June.

CarDekho reports that the Volkswagen India will commence deliveries of the VW Ameo from July 2016. It’s expected to launch towards the end of the June.

VW Ameo side profile at Auto Expo 2016
Along with the PQ25 platform, the Ameo also sources the exterior styling from the Polo, save for the boot and taillamps.

The Ameo is VW’s first ever sub-4m sedan developed specifically for the Indian market. It is based on the PQ25 platform that underpins the VW Polo hatchback and Vento. Along with the platform, the Ameo also sources the exterior styling from the Polo, save for the boot and taillamps.

Inside, the compact sedan features a dual tone black and beige interior, silver trim on the centre console, multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel, automatic AC, and a 6.5 inch Mirrorlink touchscreen infotainment system in top-end grades.

VW Ameo dashboard at Auto Expo 2016
Inside, the compact sedan features a dual tone black and beige interior with silver trim on the center console.

Also Read: VW Polo AllStar spied ahead of its Indian launch

The Ameo’s engine lineup will include an updated version of the 1.5-liter TDI diesel engine and the 1.2-liter three-cylinder MPI petrol engine. While the diesel engine will be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox, the petrol engine will come with a 5-speed manual.

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

VW Ameo – Image Gallery

[Source: CarDekho]

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