Volkswagen India, the Indian subsidiary of the popular German auto-maker, hasn’t really been able to make it to the top of sales charts. Make no mistake, for the company has some really well-sorted models on sale here. However, somehow, these cars have pretty much failed to strike a chord with the majority of Indian new car buyers. However, VW India has now come up with a plan to give its sales performance a much-needed shot in the arm. A part of this plan is the range of new launches that bring special editions of existing cars.
One such product is the Volkswagen Ameo Anniversary limited edition, which has been launched at a starting price of Rs 5.79 Lakh. This new car launches ahead of the fast-approaching Diwali season with the intention of finding many takers during the period of increased car sales. Akin to the Vento ALLSTAR, the new Volkswagen Ameo limited edition gets additional features, but no mechanical or design updates.
The 2017 Ameo Anniversary edition is based on the Comfortline trim. It offers a handful of new features, both for the exterior and the interior, to make the car a more attractive option for lower C-segment car buyers. The latest Volkswagen Ameo limited edition is available with both the engine options- 1.2-litre petrol with 5-speed manual transmission, 1.5-litre turbo Diesel with 7-speed DSG. Of course, the new variant will remain on sale only for a limited time period. This special variant launches as a part of VW’s Volksfest this month.
Volkswagen Ameo Anniversary Edition Features
The latest limited edition Ameo is based on the mid-spec Comfortline trim. Here is a list of features the Comfortline variant comes with-
- Dual-beam headlamps
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs
- Cruise control
- Height-adjustable driver’s seat
- Infotainment Unit with Bluetooth
- Hill-hold assist
Other than these, the Anniversary Edition also brings in-
- 15-inch Tosa alloys
- Black ORVMs
- Body Decals on bonnet, lower door panels and boot lid
- Black boot lid spoiler
- Honeycomb design seat covers
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Prices
|1.2 Petrol||Rs 5.79 Lakh|
The new model has gone on sale at a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 5.79 lakh. This makes the new car only a few thousand rupees costlier than the Trendline variant. Also, with a handful of additional features available on this limited edition, the Ameo Anniversary edition comes across as a great value for money product.
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Specs
Powering the Ameo is the 1.2 litre petrol engine from the Polo. Diesel variants are powered by an updated version of the 1.5 L TDI. Both these motors come with a five speed manual gearbox, but the Diesel engine also gets a 7 Speed DSG automatic. VW India claims the Ameo offers best-in-segment safety features, build quality and superior drivability. The Volkswagen Ameo petrol model offers a fuel mileage of 17.83 kmpl while the Ameo Diesel offers a mileage of 21.73 kmpl.
Volkswagen Ameo Anniversary Edition 1.2 MPI Petrol Specifications
|Max Power||74 bhp @ 5400 RPM|
|Max Torque||110 Nm @ 3750 RPM|
Volkswagen Ameo Anniversary Edition 1.5 TDI Diesel Specifications
|Engine||1498 cc Turbocharged|
|Max Power||108 bhp @ 4000 RPM|
|Max Torque||250 Nm @ 1500 RPM|
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Mileage
|City||15 KMPL||18 KMPL|
|Highway||19 KMPL||22 KMPL|
|Overall||17 KMPL||20 KMPL|
|ARAI||17.83 KMPL||21.73 KMPL|
As there is no change in the specifications, even the mileage remains the same. The petrol engine offers an ARAI-tested mileage of 17.83 KMPL while the Diesel engine offers an ARAI-tested mileage of 21.73 KMPL.
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Dimensions
Volkswagen Ameo Boot Space- The Ameo is a compact sedan, hence, we never expected it to offer a huge boot space. The Vento has a boot space of 454 Litres. In comparison, the Ameo has a boot space of 330 litres. This makes the Ameo’s boot space some 15 litres higher than that of the Maruti Dzire.
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Exterior
Much like most cars in this segment, the Volkswagen Vento compact sedan looks like a truncated version of the full sized sedan. However, we feel the car looks a lot better proportioned than most of its rivals. It shares its front end with the Polo hatchback and the rear end follows the same design language we’ve seen on other VW products. Even the side profile is similar, but the difference arises owing to the inclusion of a small boot. Overall, it is one of the better-looking cars in its segment.
The limited edition Ameo gets 15-inch Tosa wheels, which make it look really attractive. Also, the special body decals on the bonnet, lower door panels and boot lid further enhance its appeal. Finally, the black ORVMs and the black boot-lid spoiler make the car look really very sporty.
Volkswagen Ameo Limited Edition Interior
On the inside, the Ameo gets almost the same cabin as the Polo. This means there’s adequate space for four adults. While seating five might be a bit of a squeeze, the comfort levels are at par with the rivals. The interior comes draped in high quality materials. The panels, the switches, everything has a premium appeal to it. In terms of features, the Ameo is easily the best in its class. The honeycomb design seat covers of the Anniversary edition further make the interior more attractive.
So, what do you think of the new Ameo anniversary edition? Do you think the latest Volkswagen Ameo limited edition comes across as a really attractive model over the regular variants? Do share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned for latest news updates on cars and bikes in India.