Volkswagen Ameo compact sedan
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Volkswagen concludes Ameo unveiling event. 

Volkswagen also has plans to export the new Ameo, although the primary focus is on the Indian market.

Volkswagen Ameo will go on sale in India in the second half of the year.

The prices will be revealed some time before the launch.

Safety

ABS and double air bag as standard including the base.

Interior

Infotainment system with touchscreen, rains sensor, cruise control, centre arm rest at the rear

Exterior features

Auto foldable LED OVRMs, rear view camera with parking sensors, soft touch boot lid opener, 16 inch alloys

At the heart of Ameo are the 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine and a 1.5-diesel unit. While the 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine can churn out power of 74 bhp @ 5,400 rpm and torque of 110 Nm @ 3,750 rpm, the diesel 1.5-litre motor can generate 88.7 bhp @ 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

13.43 pm: Volkswagen presents the all-new compact sedan Ameo in new blue colour.

Volkswagen Ameo is the company's first offering in the year 2016 and will be followed by the launch of new Passat, Polo GTI, 2016 Tiguan SUV.

Volkswagen begins by apologising for the inconvenience caused by the diesel cars scam, and assures that the company will be updating all the diesel-engine models in India time and again, adhering to the Indian emission norms.

The made-in-India, made-for-India Ameo hopes to be the game-changer for the company.

1.30 pm: Volkswagen Ameo world premier event begins in Delhi.

13.13 pm:The Ameo launch event will kick-start in Delhi at 1.30 pm.

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German car-maker Volkswagen will unveil its all-new Ameo compact sedan in India on Tuesday, 2 February, in Delhi. The Ameo will then join the company's pavilion at Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida on 3 February.

Volkswagen Ameo, the compact sedan, made in India specifically for the India market, will be launched in India in the coming months after the unveiling on Tuesday in Delhi. The company has started the promotional campaign for the Ameo, and released a handful of images of the model, giving an early glimpse at it.

The Ameo, which will be based on the PQ24 platform of the Vento, will rival Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire and Honda Amaze in the domestic market. At the heart of the Ameo most likely a 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine and a 1.5-diesel unit. While the 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine can churn out power of 74 bhp @ 5,400 rpm and torque of 110 Nm @ 3,750 rpm, the diesel 1.5-litre motor can generate 88.7 bhp @ 4,200 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

To be positioned between the Polo hatchback and the Vento sedan, the Ameo made-in-India compact sedan is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 5-8 lakh. The Ameo, one of Volkswagen's models with highest percentage of localisation, will be rolled out from the company's Chakan facility in Pune.

Stay tuned for more updates as we bring you the latest from the unveiling in Delhi.

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