The diesel engine with bigger turbocharger now produces more power

Volkswagen will be introducing the diesel variant of the Ameo in India on 27th September. Until now the compact sedan was available in the Indian market with a 1.2 litre petrol engine option.

The diesel variant of this compact sedan will be powered by an updated 1.5 Litre TDI engine which also powers the Volkswagen Polo and the Vento sedan. The engine has recently been updated and it now features a slightly bigger turbocharger which has helped in improving the overall power output. The 1.5 Litre diesel unit now produces about 110 Bhp of peak power. Expect the diesel engine to be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while one can also expect an optional 7-speed DSG gearbox as well.

Just like the pterol variant the Ameo diesel variant will also be sold in three trim levels which includes the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. You definitely won’t find any change when it comes to styling, however the Diesel variant will get a new badge towards the rear.

Inside expect the same feature from the petrol variant to be carried over to the diesel variant as well. Some of the highlighted feature in the Ameo diesel might include touchscsreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and leather wrapped steering wheel. For the safety of the passengers the Ameo gets dual front airbags as standard along with ABS as well. The top end variants will also feature cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera etc.

The Volkswagen Ameo diesel variant will compete directly with the Maruti Dzire, Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent.

Source: Autocar India

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