Though no exact launch date has been revealed, the company has made it official that it’s planning to roll out the Volkswagen Ameo diesel during 2016 festive season.
Similar to the petrol version, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel range will also come at an aggressive price range.
Volkswagen India that recently rolled out the Ameo petrol in the country, will introduce the diesel version of the car during this year’s festive season. Ahead of its launch, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel has been spied testing in Maharashtra. The Ameo petrol features a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, MPI engine that yields 74bhp at 5400rpm and 110Nm at 3750rpm. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel will powered by a 1.5-liter TDI unit that also does duty in the Vento and the Polo. Though for the Ameo, the engine has been tuned to deliver 5bhp more power. Having said that, there will be no improvement in its torque output as it will continue to develop 230Nm.
The updated engine will also be introduced on the company’s mid-sized sedan – the Vento. The Ameo diesel will come with two transmission options – a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic.
Similar to the petrol version, the Volkswagen Ameo’s diesel version is also expected to come at an aggressive price range. While the petrol range is priced between Rs 5.24 lakh – Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the diesel variants could be offered within the range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
Just like the petrol version of the sub-compact sedan, the diesel-engined model will also get front dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard across all trims. The vehicle also comes with a host of segment-first features like cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, anti-pinch power windows, centre arm rest at the front and static cornering light.
Other key features on offer are – rear-view camera with parking sensors, toucscreen multimedia music system, climatronic automatic AC, cooled glove box, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, LED turn indicators, auto-dimming inside rear view mirror (IRVM), rear AC vents and tilt & telescopic steering wheel.