Volkswagen India's Compact Sedan to Premiere at 2016 Indian Auto Expo

Modified On Feb 09, 2016 05:20 PM By Manish

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Update: There has been a lot of revamps and upgraded versions of popular car seen at the Auto Expo 2016, but the German automaker Volkswagen brought out a new model dubbed as Volkswagen Ameo. This new car would be entering the sub-4 metre compact sedan category, a segment which already has a lot of competitors in the form of Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire and Chevrolet Sail. Made for India, Volkswagen Ameo looks beautiful and will be available in two engine options including 1.2 litre diesel 3 cylinder MPI petrol and the TDI diesel with 1.5 litre capacity. Click to read more about the VW Ameo at Auto Expo.

The company announces Rs. 720 crores investment in setting up the infrastructure to boost  production and sales of the new compact sedan, slated for a IAE 2016 debut.

Volkswagen is all set to add another model to its portfolio for India and in order to do so, it has invested about Rs. 720 crore in designing and developing this new product. The new car will fall under the compact sedan category and will compete against the likes of Ford Aspire, Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent. The new compact sedan is expected to share its platform with the company’s successful Polo hatchback. Possibility also dictates that the new compact sedan will share some of its equipment and powerplant options with the VW Polo.

Even though there have been no official announcements made by the company yet, there is a strong possibility that the upcoming compact sedan might feature the 1.2-liter three-cylinder naturally-aspirated MPI petrol engine and probably also the new 1.5-liter TDI four-cylinder diesel mill. The powerplants will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Company might just introduce an automatic transmission for its petrol and diesel variant, which will take away the mantle of "India’s only diesel automatic compact sedan," away from Tata Zest.

Watch Showcase Video of 2016 Volkswagen Ameo

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