Volkswagen first compact sedan Ameo is all set to be launched in June in India and dealers will start accepting bookings for the same from 12th May 2016. The German auto maker will also organize multi city road show which will continue through July 2, 2016 which let prospect buyers across cities including Bhuvneshwar, Surat, Chennai, Delhi, Cochin, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Lucknow and Nagpur to experience the car and discover its features.
The customers can also get information regarding the vehicle via Volkswagen corporate website and exclusive mobile application available on both IOS and Android platforms. Debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo, the compact sedan will share the similar powertrains seen on Vento and Polo hatchback i.e. 1.2 L petrol and 1.5L TDi diesel engines.
However according to reports Volkswagen will launch only petrol Ameo at the time of launch while diesel mill at a later stage. When launched the diesel mill will be linked to a 5-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic gearboxes.
The Ameo will be loaded with Dual front airbags, ABS as standard across all variants while top ranging trims will get reverse parking camera, EBD, hill start assist etc. The car will be equipped with some segment first features such as static cornering lights, cruise control and rain sensing wipers. Expected to be priced between Rs. 5.4 to 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom), it will rub its shoulders with Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire and upcoming Tata Kite 5 sedan.
Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “Volkswagen Ameo is a truly special carline designed specifically for our Indian consumers. With the Ameo, we seek to amplify our Volkswagen India family and reach out to customers in the Tier II & III markets, offering them the best of Volkswagen. To digitize the customer interface and facilitate the bookings, we are also launching a mobile application for the benefit of interested customers. Through the Ameo, we cater to the needs of discerning Indian customer, by introducing superior safety, build quality and drivability, in the dynamic compact sedan segment. We are very excited to take the Ameo to our customers across India, and look forward to strengthening our ties with prospective and current buyers in these markets.”