Volkswagen India silently launched the diesel derivative of the Made in India Ameo sub-compact sedan in the country after rolling out the petrol version earlier this year. Priced at INR 6.27 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the newly launched Volkswagen Ameo diesel is offered in 5 variants. The Made in India and Made for India Ameo sub-compact sedan from German premium automaker sports a sleek and sophisticated design philosophy which complements the overall appearance of the sedan. Based on the VW Group's PQ25 platform that also underpins the Polo and the Vento, the sub-compact sedan is offered in 5 exterior paint jobs- Candy White, Toffee Brown, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel and Blue Silk. Chiseled to proffer characteristic design, the sub-compact sedan comes with signature style grille, wider air dams, fog lamps highlights, Static cornering lights, 15-inch 'TOSA' alloy wheel and much more. We pit this newly launched sub-compact sedan against its arch rival Maruti Swift Dzire to find out which one out performs the other.
Volkswagen Ameo diesel vs Maruti Swift Dzire diesel – Dimensions
As far as the dimensions are concerned, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel comes with length of 3995mm, width of 1682mm and height of 1483mm along with wheelbase of 2470mm. On the other hand, the dimension of Swift Dzire diesel stands at 3995mm, 1695mm and 1555mm for length, width and height respectively along with wheelbase of 2430mm.
Volkswagen Ameo diesel vs Maruti Swift Dzire diesel – Features
The Made in India and Made For India Volkswagen Ameo is derived for the characteristic Indian buyers and certainly is rich in terms of features. It gets features such as ABS and dual airbags as standard fitment, Crumple Zones, rain sensing wipers, anti-pinch front and rear power windows, cruise control, static cornering lights, touch screen multimedia system, automatic climate control, a cooled glove box, tilt and telescopic leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, rear AC vents and rear view camera with parking sensors, Anti-Perforation warranty, Galvanized steel body, 3-years paint warranty and 6-year anti-corrosion perforation warranty.
On the other hand, Maruti Swift Dzire comes with a long list of features which comprises of automatic climate control system, keyless engine start/stop button, height adjustable driver seat, electrically adjustable & retractable ORVMs, power windows with one touch-down driver window, Turn Indicators on ORVM, 6-speaker audio system with USB and AUX-in support, MID display and Bluetooth compatibility, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, remote central locking, rear parking sensors along with speed sensing door lock.
Volkswagen Ameo diesel vs Maruti Swift Dzire diesel – Engine Specs
The newly launched Volkswagen Ameo diesel is powered by the popular 1.5L TDI, 4-cylinder diesel unit which comes with displacement capacity of 1498cc and is re-tuned to develop 108 bhp of max power @ 4000 rpm against the peak torque of 250 Nm in between 1500 rpm – 3000 rpm. The transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual as well as 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the Maruti Swift Dzire is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS MultiJet, 4 cylinder diesel engine that develops 74 bhp of maximum power along with peak torque of 190 Nm. The transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT transmission.
Volkswagen Ameo diesel vs Maruti Swift Dzire diesel – Mileage
As far as the mileage is concerned, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel is claimed to return fuel economy of 21.73 kmpl while the diesel variant of Swift Dzire returns mileage of 24 kmpl.
Volkswagen Ameo diesel vs Maruti Swift Dzire diesel – Price
Coming to the price point, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel is available in the price range of INR 6.27 lakh – INR 9.22 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) while the diesel derivative of the Swift Dzire is offered with a starting price of INR 6.89 lakh and goes up till INR 8.89 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai)