The Volkswagen Ameo has been caught completely undisguised for the very first time just before its official launch in a couple of weeks time at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.
Volkswagen is all set to launch their first made in India and made for India sub 4-metre sedan Ameo at the 2016 Auto Expo next month. But the car was recently caught completely undisguised revealing the rear end of the vehicle. The rear in typical German fashion looks understated and built for a purpose. The taillight assembly is a redesigned version of the Polo’s taillight with similar detailing too. The area around the number plate seems to be lifted from the Rapid sedan and reflectors on the bumper round off things at the rear. The front will be a copy paste job of the Polo hatchback with similar smoked out double barrel headlamps.
Engine options are expected to be carried over from the Polo hatchback, which means this car will get a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol that develops 75BHP and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel that develops 89BHP. Both engines will be offered with a slick 5-speed manual gearbox but it is unsure whether Volkswagen will offer the TSI-DSG combo on the Ameo. On the insides, the car will get an interior similar to the Polo with a multifunction flat bottom steering wheel, the infotainment system and the interior colour theme too. The Volkswagen Ameo will have class leading build quality and a premium appeal in its segment.
The Volkswagen Ameo is expected to be priced slightly higher than its competitors like the Maruti DZire and the Ford Figo Aspire starting at approximately Rs. 5.80 lakhs going up to Rs. 9 lakhs. Volkswagen will be also showcasing the Tiguan SUV and the Passat GTE at the 2016 Auto Expo. The Tiguan is basically a Honda CR-V and Skoda Yeti rival while the the Passat GTE is a plug-in hybrid variant of the Passat sedan and is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI engine that develops 156PS in conjunction with an electric motor. The 21st century Volkswagen Beetle that was launched last month in India will also be on display at the Volkswagen stand.