Volkswagen Ameo spotted testing ahead of June launch
Volkswagen Ameo spotted testing ahead of June launch. Pictured: Volkswagen Ameo spy shotShifting Gears

German auto-maker Volkswagen appears to be busy putting the Ameo through its final testing in India. A picture of the compact sedan, which was unveiled in India a day before the Auto Expo in February, has been snapped once again, while it was undergoing testing in the country.

Caught on camera by Shifting Gears, the latest spy shot completely reveals the model in its new avatar. Volkswagen is expected to launch the Ameo in the Indian market in June. The delivery of the Ameo, which will be manufactured at the company's Chakan plant in India, is expected to commence in July.

The Ameo is Volkswagen's first offering the compact sedan segment in India and has been designed specifically for the Indian market. Powering the new compact sedan will be a 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPI petrol engine, which can churn out 74bhp of power and 110Nm of peak torque, and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI diesel engine that can develop 89bhp of power and 230Nm of torque. While the diesel engine will come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and seven-speed DSG transmissions, the petrol engine will come teamed only with five-speed manual transmission.

The Ameo is expected to come packed with features like cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, static cornering lights, touchscreen multimedia music system with Mirror link, iPod connectivity, and phonebook and SMS viewer. Volkswagen is expected to price its new offering in the range of Rs. 5-8 lakh.

The Ameo, which is touted as a made-in-India and made-for-India car, will rival segment leaders like Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]