Volkswagen has been working on a compact sedan based on its popular model, the Vento for some time now. The company recently christened the compact sedan the ‘Ameo’ and revealed the tail light as well. The Ameo would make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016 that will be held in Greater Noida from 5th-9th February.
The Ameo is the first vehicle by Volkswagen which is being developed specifically for India. The manufacturing for this model would take place at the company’s plant in Chakan, Pune. The test mule seen in the video is based on the PQ24 platform which underpins the Vento as well as the Polo. Powering the Ameo could be a 1.5 litre four-cylinder diesel engine and a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, both mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
The video gives an rough idea of the front fascia and a bit of the posterior of this upcoming sub 4 metre sedan which is where most of the changes would lie. It can be seen from the video that the cabin section of the vehicle situated between the two parts would remain the same as it does not sport any camouflage.
Also seen in the video is what seems to be a projector setup in the headlamp section although the chances are bleak as Volkswagen would want to keep the price of this compact sedan fairly low. What looks like an LED strip for the DRLs in the headlamp section is actually a turn indicator as seen on the Vento and the Polo. Coming to the posterior of the vehicle, the tail lamps, which were recently revealed, suggest that its design could be flatter as compared to the Vento. The posterior has also been cut down in size to satisfy the sub-4 metre requirement.
The Volkswagen Ameo will debut at the Auto Expo and we would be covering the event live so keep following Motoroids for the latest news and updates.
Following is the spy video for the Volkswagen Ameo:
Video Courtesy: Overdrive