The Indian unit of German automaker Volkswagen has recently announced the new, India-exclusive Ameo sedan during a special event taking part just before the start of the 2016 Auto Expo.
Since we-re talking about Volkswagen we already know this is not going to break the bank in terms of excitement, but the Ameo could be crucial to the Indian division as their first model solely developed for the market. They did go the safe way of developing the Ameo based off the rather obsolete PQ25 platform and as such the model takes cues from the Polo – we could even call it the Polo sedan if we don’t remember its actual name. The exterior styling is a restrained mesh of the latest cues seen on more affordable models as well. The interior adopts a two-tone scheme and looks rather obviously familiar – mostly because the parts used inside have been seen for years inside other models. The Indian buyers might be drawn to it thanks to the range of features – dual front airbags, cruise control, as well as a more up to snuff infotainment system with MirrorLink support, and Bluetooth connectivity. We also noticed front central armrest, rear vents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and it even has automatic windshield wipers, a cooled glove box, rear parking sensors, or a rearview camera.
Under the hood VW India has opted for a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that has been mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Diesel fans can go for the turbodiesel 1.5-liter four-cylinder which can optionally can be linked to a seven-speed DSG. Future owners will take deliveries of the Ameo sedan sometimes during the second part of the year.