Volkswagen India launched the Ameo compact sedan earlier last month. The model arrived in the Indian market with a price tag of INR 5.14 lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). The model is currently available only with a petrol powered engine. The said unit is a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder MPI motor capable of producing a 74 hp and 110 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a five speed manual gearbox.
Earlier reports suggested that the company is also working on a diesel mill that should follow soon after. While we wait for the German automobile manufacturer to reveal the launch details, a test mule of the Ameo diesel has been spotted during a public road test.
As the images suggest, this model of the sub 4 metre sedan features a TDi batch suggesting that it features a diesel engine. This 1.5 litre diesel mill will be tuned to produce a power output of 89 hp while the peak torque stands at 230 Nm. This motor will come mated to a five speed manual transmission as standard while the DSG automatic transmission is expected to be available as an optional feature.
Built exclusively for the Indian market, this Polo based, diesel powered compact sedan is likely to arrive with the same features as seen on the petrol trim. This means that the model could come equipped with features such as cruise control, rain sensing wipers, anti-pinch windows, front central armrest, static cornering lights, rear view camera with parking sensors, touchscreen infotainment system, climatronic automatic A/C, electric foldable mirrors with turn indicators, rear AC vents and auto-dimming internal mirror. Safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS will be a standard feature.
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