Volkswagen unveils Ameo compact sedan in India, launch in second half of 2016

Volkswagen Ameo

Volkswagen unveiled the first ever Designed for India; made in India Ameo Compact Sedan in the Indian market. The first sub 4-metre sedan made its world premiere a day before the Delhi Motor Show. This car is expected to be launched in the Indian market in H2 – 2016.

The Volkswagen Ameo will be available with two fuel options – 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI and 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI engine which also does duty on the Polo hatchback. Ameo has been designed and engineered for the Indian market and will be manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Chakan, Maharashtra. The car has many features are offered considering the Indian customers preference and choice.

The 1.2L MPI engine will be mated to 5-speed manual gear box. While the 1.5L TDI engine will be available with 5-speed manual transmission & 7-speed DSG transmission options.

The Volkswagen Ameo comes equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard on all variants. The compact sedan is equipped with many first in segment features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers along with static cornering lights and the dynamic Touchscreen multimedia music system with Mirror link, I-pod connectivity, phonebook / SMS viewer.

Embodying Volkswagen’s philosophy of #Think Ahead. Think New, Volkswagen Ameo will be available for a customer preview at the Delhi Auto Expo from February 5 – February 9, 2016. This carline is expected to be launched in the Indian market in H2 – 2016.

On the occasion of this announcement, Mr. Jürgen Stackmann, Board Member for Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, “India is an important market for Volkswagen and it will become even more important in the future. Today we present the next big step to you. A car that is specially designed for the Indian market. A car that is ‘made for India’ and ‘made in India. We are confident that this car will raise the bar in dynamic compact segment. We call it: The Ameo – made by Volkswagen in India.”

Highlight Features:

  • Cruise control (1st in segment)
  • Rain sensing wipers (1st in segment)
  • ​Driver & Passenger airbag (standard in all variants)
  • ABS (standard in all variants)
  • Rear view camera with parking sensors
  • Touchscreen multimedia music system with Mirror link, I-pod connectivity, phonebook / SMS viewer
  • “Climatronic” automatic AC with dust & pollen filter
  • Electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs with LED turn indicators
  • Cooled glove box
  • Auto dimming IRVM
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Static cornering light
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Front center arm rest with rear AC vent

Detailed feature list

Exterior:

  • Body colored bumpers, detailing in chrome
  • Chrome applique on door handles
  • Alloy wheels
  • Static cornering light

Interior:

  • Rain sensing wipers (1st in segment)
  • Cruise control (1st in segment)
  • Front center armrest with rear AC vent
  • “Climatronic” automatic AC with dust & pollen filter
  • Electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs with turn indicators
  • Cooled glove box
  • Auto dimming IRVM
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel
  • Small leather package (gearshift knob)
  • Driver seat, height adjustable
  • Rear seat one piece fold
  • Multifunction display
  • All 4-power windows with comfort function & pinch guard safety
  • Central locking, remote control

Safety:

  • Rear view camera with parking sensors
  • ABS (standard in all variants)
  • Driver & Passenger airbag (standard in all variants)
  • Lane change indicator
  • Fog lights – front
  • Fog light – rear
  • Electronic anti-theft immobilizer
  • Defogger
  • ​Infotainment system:
  • Touchscreen multimedia music system
  • Radio, CD MP3 player
  • USB
  • AUX-IN
  • SD Card Reader
  • 4 speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Mirror link
  • Voice control
  • I-pod connectivity
  • Phonebook / SMS viewer
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