In India, the compact sedan is thought to be the most lucrative automobile segment. Since Indian family requirements and road conditions are such, the demand for this car segment is among the highest in the region. It then follows that global auto giant Volkswagen wanted to make bigger inroads of its own into this segment, and launched the Ameo as their own sub-4 metre sedan offering.
Feature packed Ameo
The Ameo is Volkswagen’s first India specific CS and is a competitively priced, sporty option within that segment. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The Ameo is available in manual and automatic variants and the car is priced between about 6 and 10 lakhs ex-showroom. The fuel tank capacity is 45 litres. For the fuel efficiency conscious Indian, the sedan also offers good mileage of between 18 and 22 kmpl depending upon the car variant and driving conditions.
The car has a lot of very attractive features such as first in segment cruise control and rear parking camera and sensors. The touchscreen infotainment system and steering mounted audio control makes for great driving expereince. The car features ABS and dual front airbags as standard (which is a best in class combination). The DSG gearbox with its torque of 250nm is another plus. The solid build quality, expandable boot space (the rear seat backrest folds down), fuel efficiency and peppy engine are other aspects that recommend the car.
The car’s road grip, sturdy feel, smooth engine performance, and reliable German engineering are some of the things that the car’s owners have commented upon appreciatively. The interiors of the car, upholstery and instrument panel have a generally premium feel; buyers have mentioned. Buyers who have reviewed the car have been pleased with the fact that this is a heavy car which has a steady, safe feel to it and that the pickup and ride quality are highly satisfying both for city driving and for the highways. Owners feel that given the features and ride quality, this car is good value for money.
Volkswagen has announced several attractive offers for the festive season as part of the ‘Volkfest’ promotion. The Ameo is currently available along with benefits of up ₹ 1,47,000, announces the car website. This includes a 5- year extended warranty as well as roadside assistance on diesel cars. Other attractive offers include assured gifts on test drives and bookings of the car