|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door notchback sedan|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group A05(PQ25) platform|
|Engine||1l MPI (999cc) (petrol)|
1.5l TDi (1,498cc) (Diesel engine)
7-speed DQ200 DSG automatic
|Wheelbase||2,470 mm (97.2 in)|
|Length||3,995 mm (157.3 in)|
|Width||1,682 mm (66.2 in)|
|Height||1,483 mm (58.4 in)|
|Curb weight||1,069 kg (2,357 lb)|
The Volkswagen Ameo (pronounced [ˈfɔlksˌvaːgən ˈamːeoː]) is a subcompact sedan launched by the German manufacturer Volkswagen in the Indian market on 5 June 2016. Made in India and sold in Indian markets in the subcompact sedan segment, it is marketed with the tagline "German engineering with an Indian heart". The Ameo comes under the scheme Make in India
The word ‘Ameo’ is derived from the Latin word ‘amo’, meaning love. This goes against Volkswagen’s traditional naming language that uses names of winds.
On its introduction to the Indian market, the Ameo was powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder inline(1.2MPI) naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine was phased out due to reported low fuel efficiency and was replaced by the new 1-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that does its duty on the Polo.
The Ameo is now powered by the 1-litre (999cc), three cylinder petrol engine which produces 75 bhp of power @ 6,200rpm with peak torque of 95Nm. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.5 litre TDI four cylinder engine, that develops 108 hp @ 4,000rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque, which makes it the most powerful diesel subcompact sedan in the country.
The car is available with a five-speed manual transmission for the petrol and diesel engines and seven-speed DSG automatic for the Highline Plus variant of the diesel engine.
The petrol variant of the Ameo delivers a reported fuel efficiency of 16 km/l in the city and around 19 km/l on the highway. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of the vehicle's petrol version is 19.44 km/l and that of the diesel with the manual transmission is 21.7 km/l. The fuel efficiency of the diesel automatic variant is 22 km/l owing to the faster shift times of the DSG.
The Ameo is available in three variants, the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline Plus. The previously available Comfortline Plus and Highline variants have been discontinued.
All variants get basic features like LED blinkers on the wing mirrors, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, air-conditioning and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, as well as safety features like dual front airbags, front and rear side 3-point seat-belts, height-adjustable head restraints and an Anti-lock Braking System.
The Comfortline variant gets rear power windows, a 2-DIN music system with Bluetooth connectivity, a glovebox lamp, a remote central locking system, an MID, a height-adjustable driver's seat, body coloured door handles and electrically adjustable body-coloured wing mirrors.
The Highline Plus variant has a dual-tone interior theme, a chrome-detailed air dam, chrome appliqué on the door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, footwell lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, one-touch operable power windows, electrically foldable wing mirrors, cruise control, a climate control system, reverse parking sensors and a camera, speed-sensing door locks, a front centre armrest with rear air-conditioning vents and a 12-volt socket, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. This variant's diesel version also has the option of the 7-speed DQ200 dry-clutch automatic DSG.
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