Volkswagen's upcoming sub-compact sedan, that is rumoured to have been christened Ameo, was recently spotted on test rounds in India. The VW Ameo, which will go up against names like the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Hyundai Xcent, will be based on the same platform as that of the Volkswagen Polo. The new VW sedan will also take some design cues along with engine options from the Polo hatchback.
Spyshots of the Volkswagen sub-4m sedan reveal much about its design; up front, it sports a protracted grille and big head-lamps. Its rear comprises L-shaped tail-lamp enclosures that tend to remind one of the Volkswagen Polo. Inside, the VW Ameo is dressed in dual-tone black and beige, gets silver trim on the center console, a central infotainment touchscreen display, and a 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls.
As we mentioned, this Volkswagen sub-compact sedan (Ameo) will borrow its engine lineup from the VW Polo. Thus, its options will include the 1.2-litre MPI petrol and the 1.5-litre TDI diesel. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and perhaps the 7-speed DSG.
One must note, VW India invested ₹ 720 crore for the development and production of the new sub-compact sedan, which will debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 in February. The German carmaker will start production of its new sub-compact sedan at the Volkswagen Pune Plant in the first half of 2016.
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