Volkswagen India is expected to launch the Volkswagen Ameo diesel in India in the coming few days. While media reports suggested that the car will be launched today, our sources close to the company have confirmed that the Volkswagen Ameo diesel will be launched in India either on Friday (30th September 2016) or early next week that is first week of October 2016. The source has also confirmed to us that it would be a soft launch and Volkswagen India will send across a press release to all the media houses regarding the same. The company had launched the Volkswagen Ameo petrol variant in India in June 2016 that marked its entry into the lucrative compact sedan segment. Here is all you need to know about the Volkswagen Ameo diesel in terms of expected price, features, specifications and other details.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Engine Specifications
The Volkswagen Ameo diesel is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine that also powers the Volkswagen Vento, Polo and the upcoming Skoda Rapid sedan. This engine is said to be updated to deliver more power through a locally manufactured bigger turbocharger. This engine is capable of pumping out a maximum power of 110 BHP while it is tuned to develop a peak torque of 250 Nm. The updated engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the company will also offer a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Features
The latest entrant in the compact sedan segment, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel comes with a lot of first in segment features. For starters, the car comes with segment features like static cornering light, rain sensing wipers, cruise control system, centre armrest for front seats and front & rear anti-pinch power windows. Apart from this, the Ameo diesel also comes with features like “Climatronic” automatic climate control system, rear AC vent, AC with dust & pollen filter, Electrically adjustable & retractable ORVMs, ORVM mounted turn indicators, auto dimming IRVM Tilt, cooled glove box and telescopic steering.
The Volkswagen Ameo also gets 4 speaker 7-inch Touch-screen multimedia infotainment system with Mirror link and support for Voice commands and USB and AUX-in. The audio system also gets support for Bluetooth connectivity and iPod connectivity while one can also access the phonebook/SMS as well as the SD card. The car gets leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel and gearshift knob, height adjustable driver seat, remote central locking and Multifunction Information display in the instrument cluster. The Ameo sports body colored bumpersand 15 inch alloy wheels.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Safety Features
as far as safety features are concerned, the Volkswagen Ameo Diesel comes with dual front airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) along with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) as standard fitment across all the variants. Other safety features include rear view camera with rear parking sensors, lane change indicator, front and rear fog lights, electronic anti-theft immobilizer and defogger.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Expected Price
Since the petrol variant of the Volkswagen Ameo is priced in the range of INR 5.38 lakh for the base variant and INR 7.22 lakh for the top end variant, the new Volkswagen Ameo diesel is expected to be priced of INR 6.5 lakh for the base variant and INR 7.5 lakh for the top variant.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Competition
The Volkswagen Ameo Diesel marks the German carmaker’s entry into the competitive compact sedan segment. The Ameo diesel will rival against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and the Ford Figo Aspire.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Launch Date
While Industry reports suggested that the car was supposed to be launched in India by today, we have confirmed reports from our sources that the Volkswagen Ameo diesel variant will be launched in India by 30th September 2016 or the first week of October 2016.
Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Variants
The Volkswagen Ameo diesel engine option will be similar to the petrol engine option of the car and will come in three trim levels. The variants include the base Trendline trim, mid level Comfortline trim and the top end Highline trim.