Volkswagen Ameo: Recently, the German automaker, Volkswagen announced latest engine variant of its popular Polo model. The variant will be forthwith available with a brand-new 1.0-litre petrol engine in place of the previous, 1.2-litre engine. The Volkswagen India has many variants that are equipped with a 1.2-litre engine. However, the company will soon change all the engines of the models with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. Most of the models with previous motors will be moved to the latest 1.0-litre segment. Moreover, Volkswagen Ameo which is the sub-four-meter compact sedan will also get the same motor replacement.
The latest petrol engine is a 3-cylinder assembly which is capable of producing about 75 bhp of peak power and 95 Nm of peak torque. The power and torque are 1 bhp and 15 Nm shorter compared to the existing 1.2-litre petrol motor. The automatic is still not available for the latest engine model but expected to come soon. Now about the specs od the Ameo which has also got new engine power. At present in this concept, it is the most poor-specs petrol engine. The engine is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox transmission system. The diesel variants of the car will remain with the identical 1.5-litre oil burner which is present in existing models.
The company has not changed any other technical specifications and design excluding the new engine. The present Ameo comes with twin airbags and ABS as a standard for every version in the series which will not change. The interior cabin highlights touchscreen multimedia system on the upper frame including cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, anti-pinch power windows, cornering lamps, and many more. Similar to the Polo Pace, the Ameo Pace comes with average Comfortline version however, it includes remarkable highlights such as a faux carbon-fiber spoiler, black outside mirrors, alloy wheels and cruise control.
With all other specs and features, the prices will also remain unchanged. The current Volkswagen Ameo petrol variant is available from INR 5.50 lakh to INR 7.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Ameo has strong competitors in the Indian market like Maruti Suzuki Dzire Hyundai Xcent, and Tata Tigor which are already playing good in the automotive market. The sales rank of these vehicles is just amazing so it will become harder for the company to win. It will also lock horns with the upcoming, Honda Amaze. So, let’s see whether it will succeed to move ahead in the sales rank.