Lower base of the flanks feature sharp supportive lines that merge with wheel arches.
Volkswagen Ameo Interiors
Cabin gets dual tone colour scheme and a square-shaped centre console with AC vents sitting at the top and a touchscreen placed beneath it. Volkswagen has given prime significance to storage space offering multiple storage points inside cabin. Besides, Ameo packs in plethora of features including some of the segment first goodies. Some of the other significant bits Volkswagen has worked on include the silver garnish around centre console, gear shift knob, steering wheel and inside door handles.
Volkswagen Ameo Engine Specifications & Transmission
Mated to a five-speed manual transmission, Ameo derives power from 1.2 litre, three cylinder, MPI petrol engine churning out maximum power of 74bhp along with 110Nm of torque. The diesel variants will house Volkswagen’s 1.5 litre, unit mated to a five-speed unit and there will also be an option for a seven-speed DSG autobox on the oil burner.
Volkswagen Ameo Features
Some of the vital features that are offered exclusively on Ameo in its segment include cruise control, rain sensing vipers, anti-pinch front/rear power windows, static cornering light, single folding rear seat backrest, front/rear power windows with one-touch operation and opening and closing of windows with key remote. On the outside, the sedan gets black finished halogen headlamps, wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, body coloured bumpers/ORVMs, chrome detailing on air-dams and chrome finished outside door handles available exclusively on the top-spec variant. Interior features such as high quality scratch resistant dash, sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, 12V outlet on the centre console, storage compartment on front doors including bottle & cup holders, ambient lights with theatre dimming effect, leather wrapped gearshift knob and leather wrapped steering wheel among various others.
Volkswagen Ameo Performance & Mileage
Missing out on the diesel variants, Ameo line-up gets a1.2 litre MPI petrol heart claimed to return impressive fuel economy of 17.83km/l.
Volkswagen Ameo Accessories & Infotainment
Infotainment features aboard are CD player, MP3 player with USB, AUX-in, SD card input. There is a touchscreen infotainment system and other vital features like Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones, i-Pod connectivity, phonebook sync, SMS viewer, Mirror Link, radio preparation, steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls, four speakers and voice command.
Volkswagen Ameo Braking & Handling
Braking power is derived from disc brakes at front and drum units at rear. Anti-Lock-Braking system and electronic brakeforce distribution are offered as standard across range.
Volkswagen Ameo Safety & Security
Safety equipment offered on Ameo includes dual front airbags, ABS and EBD standard across line-up. Other safety features offered on the sedan include height adjustable head rests in front and rear, engine immobilizer, 3-point seat belts in front & rear, rear defogger, fog lamps in front & rear, anti-pinch power windows in front & rear to name a few.
Volkswagen Ameo Comfort & Convenience
Comfort features available on Ameo include reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, front centre armrest with rear AC vent, climatronic, height adjuster for driver’s seat, speed sensitive electronic power steering, speed sensing auto doors, electrically adjustable & electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors, remote controlled central locking, luggage compartment lighting etc .
Volkswagen Ameo Wheels & Tyres
Redesigned alloy wheels are available only on the top-end variant of the sedan, rest of the trims in the model series come bereft of alloy rims.
Volkswagen Ameo Competition
The sub-compact sedan segment has a couple of worthy contenders that have carved a niche place for themselves, but considering that Ameo offers some segment first features it is likely that it may overpower rivals. From its long list of rivals, the sedan faces threat from arch rivals like Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire among others.
Volkswagen Ameo offers an array of segment first features like power windows with one-touch operation
Opening and closing of windows with key remote, cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers
Single folding rear seat backrest, anti-pinch power windows in front & rear
Lucrative pricing that not just undercuts rivals but also Polo hatchback from Volkswagen’s stable
Sublime interior with the right mix of features, ample room for occupants and elegant styling
Volkswagen Ameo line-up currently lacks diesel engine and DSG auto-box which will be added later to the model series
Rear seat and luggage compartment do not offer much space
The 1.2 litre MPI petrol mill lacks punch as compared to rivals that house much powerful engines.