Volkswagen India's Compact Sedan Called Ameo (Priced at ₹5.14 Lacs)


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The new Volkswagen compact sedan carries over the interiors from the Polo while the design remains the same but gets subtle revisions up front to differentiate the model from its siblings.

Volkswagen is readying up its new compact sedan likely to be called the ‘Ameo’ and the latest spy shots emerged on the interweb shed some new light on the car that will be making its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. Providing a detailed glimpse of the model, it is no secret that the German auto giant used the outgoing Polo’s platform to underpin its all-new car while the overall design language has been carried over as well.

The front fascia carries the same features including the wide grille that could get revised chrome bars but retain the double barrel headlamps. The front bumper though is said to get a variety of changes to help distinguish the compact sedan better over its siblings. The rear door comes from the Polo but the C-pillar is distinctively revised and gets a new angle different from the hatchback and sedan. The test mule was spotted with multi-spoke alloy wheels introduced on the new Vento facelift from earlier this year.

Move to the rear and you will find a bulk of changes including the new chopped off boot and a flattened bumper to restrict the Volkswagen Ameo’s length to 4-metres. Previous spy shots have revealed that the tail lights will be coming from the Polo while the boot capacity will be marginally better than the hatchback. As expected, the interiors stay within the Polo family with most parts being carried over and the cabin gets finished in a dual-tone beige and black colour scheme.

In terms of powertrain, the Volkswagen compact sedan will use the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options under the hood, paired to a 5-speed manual and possibly the 7-speed DSG transmission as well. All said, more details on the model will only be revealed closer to the official launch slated at the expo while pricing will reportedly be very competitive on the Ameo. We will have to wait though for the biennial show to begin for the auto giant to spill the complete details.

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The Volkswagen family styling continues with minimal changes

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The interiors are carried over from the Polo on the compact sedan.

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Dual finished cabin makes for a premium feel.

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Double barrel headlamps make an appearance on the Ameo.

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The compact sedan changes shape only after the C-pillar.

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The alloy wheels come from the Vento facelift from earlier this year.


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The compact sedan looks good. Lets wait for the full picture without camouflage. The interior looks classy, typical volkswagen. I am always a fan of volkswagen's interiors. Premium all the way.

P.S. I am the only one who feels that the side look has an uncanny resemblance to amaze???
 

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Buddies,

It is sheer pleasure to share with you all, We will be attending the launch and seeing the AMEO live on the 02nd of Feb-2016. Any queries if you may have, please write here.

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@Akash- first question- does the Ameo have the cheat code engine [lol]
Q2) If Ameo is a Polo with a bigger boot, what is the Vento ? Or is it Vento with a smaller boot ?
Q3) What is the justification for a sub-4m segment sedan which is not much in demand other than the Dzire ? Why not bring in a SUV instead ?
 
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Q2) If Ameo is a Polo with a bigger boot, what is the Vento ? Or is it Vento with a smaller boot ?
Ameo is the compact sedan based on Polo since the wheel base is of the Polo and upto the rear doors it will be a Polo. The rest of the modifications is done from there!
 
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Q3) What is the justification for a sub-4m segment sedan which is not much in demand other than the Dzire ? ...
Dzire outsells Swift; about 18,000 - 19,000 Dzires sold every month. Likewise, there's a chance Ameo could outsell Polo. The combined numbers could be what VW is targeting.

Why no SUV ? Perhaps VW feels their Compact Sedan has better chance than a costly SUV.

If VW can price an SUV around Duster's cost, THAT would be very exciting.
 
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Dzire outsells Swift; about 18,000 - 19,000 Dzires sold every month. Likewise, there's a chance Ameo could outsell Polo. The combined numbers could be what VW is targeting.

Why no SUV ? Perhaps VW feels their Compact Sedan has better chance than a costly SUV.

If VW can price an SUV around Duster's cost, THAT would be very exciting.
I have my doubts since the past 1 year, whether Dzire cars are being purchased by private buyers. My hunch is it is now 50%. The rest are cab drivers. A decent percentage of Dzires also includes DZire Tour model. If private buyers wanted a sub-4 m segment so badly, the Amaze, Aspire,Zest and Xcent are not bad cars -in fact better than Dzire in every which way. But they are not selling very well at all. The aspirations seem to have moved to so-called "premium hatch" and compact SUV.
 
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Cant Control. WTF they launched the diesel with DSG, rear view camera, 16 inch alloys, centre armrest with rear AC vents, ABS and airbag standard.
 
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Ameo unveiled. Launching in Q2 2016

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@Akash- first question- does the Ameo have the cheat code engine [lol]
Q2) If Ameo is a Polo with a bigger boot, what is the Vento ? Or is it Vento with a smaller boot ?
It is a polo with the boot. Same as other compact sedans(dzire - swift with a boot, amaze - brio with a boot, xcent - grand i10 with a boot, figo aspire - figo with a boot, zest - bolt with a boot).
Q3) What is the justification for a sub-4m segment sedan which is not much in demand other than the Dzire ? Why not bring in a SUV instead ?
I don't think they are having any other SUV's in line except the Tiguan. I am not sure of the launch period. Anyhow already Mahindra is having a strong footprint in India with their mighty SUV's. And there are also the new segment called compact SUV's(In which some cars just looks like a grown hatch). So I don't expect a compact SUV from VW.
 
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So these appear to be confirmed features of Ameo

Tilt+Telescopic Steering
Auto folding Mirrors + LED Indicators
Rear view camera & parking sensors
Static Cornering Lights
Soft Touch Boot Opener
16" Alloys
First in class in Rain Sensing wipers
Auto Dimming IRVM
Cruise Control [clap]
Center Arm Rest
Rear AC vents
Airbags & ABS Standard in all variants
Touch screen ICE with MirrorLink

Source for pics
AmeoF.jpg
Ameo_Int1.jpg
 
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