Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Launching In October
What do we know so far
Volkswagen first showcased the Ameo compact sedan which has been developed specifically for the Indian market at the 2016 Auto expo. The compact sedan was launched in the month of June while the deliveries began only in July. The Ameo was offered in the Indian market with only a single 1.2 Litre petrol which is capable of producing about 75 Ps of peak power and 110 Nm of torque, the engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The ARAI rated fuel efficiency of this engine is about 17.83 km to a litre.
Now Volkswagen also has plans to introduce the diesel variant of this sedan as well and it was recently also caught being tested on the Indian roads. According to the reports on the internet Volkswagen has decided to introduce the diesel variant of this compact sedan towards the festive season.
The Diesel variant of the Ameo will be powered by an updated 1.5 Litre, four cylinder TDI unit which also comes with a new turbocharger. As a result of that update the power output of the diesel mill has increased significantly and it is expected to produce about 108 Hp of peak power and an impressive 250 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to both 5 speed manual and a 7 speed DSG transmission. While you can expect the lower trims to get the manual transmission the higher trims will be made available with the automatic transmission.
For the safety of the occupants expect the Diesel variants of the Ameo to get ABS and front airbags as standard even in the lower trims. While you can expect plenty of other modern features like a touchsreen infotainment system with rear parking camera, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, cruise controls etc available with the car.
The diesel variant of the Volkswagen Ameo is expected to be priced in between INR. 6.30 to 8 Lakh rupees ex showroom. The Volkswagen Ameo will compete directly against the Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent when it finally launched in the Indian market towards the festive season.
VOLKSWAGEN AMEO DIESEL SPECIFICATIONS
|Engine Type||1.5 L TDI Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||108 bhp|
|Torque (estimated)||250 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual / 7-speed DSG Automatic|