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Volkswagen Ameo (Mid Budget Car)

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Volkswagen Ameo (Mid Budget Car)

Volkswagen's belated entry into the compact-sedan segment through its Ameo model range (now available with a Diesel engine variant) is a very good one and for the Company, an “only for India” first. The Ameo here reviewed wears a great looking if not sounding “Blue Silk” colour and powers its way forward through a 1.2 litre petrol engine driving the front two wheels.The Ameo from the front and front-three quarters looks almost identical to the Polo hatch, however the Ameo design is more than just a simple boot-job. The rear-end design and boot addition in the Ameo work well and look good in my view, though I must confess that I have a preference for strong lines and Germanic design in general. Further, to accommodate the sedan boot addition and overall aesthetics and balance whilst still managing a sub-4 meter length (3995 mm), a bit has been shaved up-front and the C-pillar adjusted with a slightly lower roof line. The minimal use of chrome and shiny bits help maintain the clean and elegant German-look, augmented by the smart looking 15' alloys (only in top “Highline” trim).The 1.2 litre petrol engine with 75 PS of power and 110 Nm of peak torque @ 3750 rpm will not bring a smile to your face, however for city dwellers and highway cruising there is still enough to get the job done. Keep the pot boiling over 1500 rpm and most city manoeuvres can be executed without much drama. What does irk and is possibly the Ameo's only weakness, is the engine noise that is quite audible at almost any speed or gear, especially when launching or revving. Given the fact that it is petrol and up against some smooth Japanese and Korean units, the Ameo engine sounds a bit crude and unrefined, though not in operation. The Ameo reviewed here is the top specified “Highline” variant. The cabin interior is airy, plush and not too fussy. Three adults abreast at the back would be a squeeze, whilst knee and leg rooms for the average Indian height will be manageable. The presence of rear air-conditioner vents would also assist travel in summer months. The seats are well cushioned and driver seat also gets high adjust-ability. The boot space of 330-odd litres is not class leading but the opening is well shaped to provide easy access and loading-unloading goods. What lets the Ameo down is the engine, if not in outright power but the sheer noise it generates, which must be addressed in quick time to appease fastidious customers who are otherwise use to Japanese and Korean silence. With the Ameo diesel now on sale, the petrol may also lose sales to its own diesel variant where such sound may be considered a manageable trade-off for the higher power, torque and fuel economy. Otherwise the Ameo petrol is a great little car that offers an inexpensive entry into the much sought German car ownership and experience.

By yash gupta
On: Jan 12, 2017 | 520 Views
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  • Smooth Car

    Nice 1.2 petrol engine, smooth performance. Very good car for self-driving. Milage16 Kms average on the highway with AC. Very smooth in city driving. Confidence level is ...Read More

    By sabapathiverified Verified Buyer
    On: Mar 03, 2020 | 70 Views
  • Nice car

    It's a very good family car. All controls including a stereo system control are on the steering. It has 1.5 CC engine with better mileage.

    By vikram jit singhverified Verified Buyer
    On: Feb 28, 2020 | 40 Views
  • Best in performance.

    I use this car for 3year's very nice and good performance and no maintenance. I like it as like new after 3 years plus.

    By vinay
    On: Jan 18, 2020 | 45 Views
  • Amazing car

    Volkswagen Ameo  has super build up . Features of this care are amazing ....Really love this car ..

    By deepak singh
    On: Jan 01, 2020 | 66 Views
  • Best Car.

    Best car in the segment , great engine, good performance and also the mileage is good. Awesome built quality.i have driven this car till the top speed of 198 kmph no prob...Read More

    By ayush gawas
    On: Jan 21, 2020 | 79 Views
  • Best Car

    Nice car. Real quick gearbox and good comfort.

    By aditya narvekar
    On: Feb 14, 2020 | 24 Views
  • Awesome Car

    The vehicle is great with excellent driving experience as well as with great safety, The Only con is rear leg space is less.

    By parinit mishra
    On: Feb 28, 2020 | 20 Views
  • Amazing Car

    It is so amazing car.nice control, very powerful, very smooth riding.

    By deshvir singh
    On: Feb 16, 2020 | 20 Views
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