Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. launched diesel variants of the Ameo compact sedan for a starting price of Rs 6.33 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Volkswagen launched Ameo in June for a starting price of Rs 5.13 lakh ex-Mumbai only in petrol mill.
The Ameo diesel is powered by 1.5-litre four-cylinder mill tuned to dish out 108bhp at 4,000rpm and 25Nm of torque at 1,500-3,000rpm. The engine comes mated in two transmission options- seven-speed DSG and five-speed manual. Like every other Volkswagen models, the Ameo diesel also comes in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants. Seven-speed DSG transmission is limited to Comfortline and Highline variants only.
"We have witnessed a successful launch of our made-in-India and made-for-India Ameo Petrol during the summer this year. Now with the Ameo Diesel being introduced during the festivities, we have an opportunity to cater to a wider set of customers, thereby further expanding the Volkswagen family. Ameo diesel will be equipped with a 5-speed manual and our very popular 7-speed DSG gearbox transmission making it the most compelling proposition in the segment," said Michael Mayer, Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.
Developed at the Volkswagen's manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra, the Ameo features the highest percentage of localisation in any VW car sold in the country. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, the 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPI petrol engine of the Ameo churns out 74bhp of power and 110Nm of peak torque.
All variants of the Ameo get dual airbags as standard. Additional features in the compact sedan include cruise control, cornering lights, ESP and hill hold control for DSG, rain-sensing wipers and touchscreen infotainment system with MirroLink.
|Volkswagen Ameo diesel price, ex-Delhi|
|Trendline MT||Rs 6.33 lakh|
|Comfortline MT||Rs 7.35 lakh|
|Highline MT||Rs 8.16 lakh|
|Comfortline AT||Rs 8.50 lakh|
|Highline AT||Rs 9.31 lakh|