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Volkswagen launches its compact sedan Ameo
In India, Volkswagen's Ameo, was launched on Sunday. The compact sedan has been priced between Rs 5.24 lakh and Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The car will be manufactured locally at the company's Pune plant. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, "Today is a very special day for Volkswagen in India, as we introduce our first ever made-for-India carline, Volkswagen Ameo."

This sedan has been developed specially for the Indian market and comes with a 1.2 litre petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gear box.

The Ameo will be in competition with cars such as Honda Amaze & Hyundai Xcent. The petrol engine version of the sedan has been launched and the company has said that the diesel version will be launched soon. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is a 3-cylinder motor that makes 75PS of peak power and 110Nm of peak torque. The company has claimed a mileage of 17.83kmpl for the petrol version.

It also comes with various first-in-class features such as cruise control, front arm rest, Apple CarPlay, rain sensing wipers and anti-pinch windows. The car's safety features include ABS and air bags and they have been kept as standard across all variants.

The diesel variants that will follow soon, will have a 1.5-litre diesel will get 90PS of peak power and 230Nm of peak torque. This will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

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