- First ever product in the compact sedan segment from Volkswagen : Designed for India; made in India
- To be showcased at the Delhi Motor Show 2016 at Volkswagen pavilion
Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today unveiled the Volkswagen Ameo, the first sub 4-metre sedan by the brand. Making its world premiere at the Delhi Motor Show, the Volkswagen Ameo will be available with two fuel options – 1.2L 3-cylinder MPI and 1.5L 4-cylinder TDI engine.
A truly global carline, the Volkswagen Ameo has been designed and engineered for the Indian market and will be manufactured at the Volkswagen plant in Chakan, Maharashtra.
Volkswagen Ameo has been designed very carefully keeping in mind the compact sedan segment in India and the Indian customer. It reflects the seamless integration of innovative proportions giving it a sporty and a dynamic stance. Continuing Volkswagen’s core design philosophy of timeless appeal and sharp, distinctive lines, Ameo has special design highlights like the front spoiler lip in body colour or the distinctive fold in the outer edges of the front bumper.
The Ameo caters to the young urban Indian who is taking tentative, hopeful steps into the most important phases of his life.
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. For Volkswagen, safety is of paramount importance and hence, Volkswagen Ameo comes with essential safety features. All variants will come equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard. The superior build quality of Volkswagen Ameo like all Volkswagen cars will result in a brilliant combination of class leading ride quality, handling and high-speed stability.
Keeping in focus the comfort and convenience of its driver and passengers, Volkswagen Ameo will be equipped with 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.”
Mr. Stackmann further added, “We at Volkswagen are listening to our Indian customers, to their needs and priorities. And we offer the right products. During the next fiscal year, we will be launching 4 new models, bringing our greatest model range ever to the Indian showrooms.”
Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, Today is a very special day for Volkswagen in India, as we unveil our first ever made-for-India carline, Volkswagen Ameo. The compact sedan segment continues to garner much interest among Indian consumers and we are happy to mark our presence in this competitive and dynamic segment. Through the Volkswagen Ameo, we bring the highest technology and safety standards to the compact sedan segment. We have had a successful couple of years in India, and look forward to further expanding the Volkswagen India family.”
- Body colored bumpers, detailing in chrome
- Chrome applique on door handles
- Alloy wheels
- Static cornering light
- 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
- 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
- Touchscreen multimedia music system
- Radio, CD MP3 player
- SD Card Reader
- 4 speakers
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Mirror link
- Voice control
- I-pod connectivity
- Phonebook / SMS viewer