The VW Ameo, which is due to be launched on February 2nd 2016 at the Auto Expo, has been caught on camera fully exposed without any camouflage.
The VW Ameo has been designed and developed exclusively for the Indian market, VW said in a statement yesterday. It will roll out from the manufacturer’s Chakan plant in Maharashtra. The Ameo is built on the existing Polo’s platform and is expected to borrow the engine and parts from it.
As we can see from the spyshots, the VW Ameo sports a conventional bootlid and not the speculated notchback styling. The car seems to look very proportionate and at first glance does not look like a hatchback with a added boot. We can also see that on the boot, VW has styled the area around the number plate similar to the Skoda’s design with its trapezoid shape. VW has already teased us, when they announced the name, with the taillight design.
The Ameo in this spyshot also sports a ‘TDI’ badging on the bootlid, indicating that it is powered by the four-cylinder 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine used on the VW Polo and Vento. On the Polo hatch, this motor develops 89bhp and 230Nm in its regular state and 103bhp and 250Nm on the GT TDI variant. It remains to be seen which engine tune is offered on the Ameo. Apart from this diesel motor, the VW Ameo will also get a 1.2-litre three-cylinder MPi petrol engine that offers 74bhp and 110Nm of torque on tap and possibly even the 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol paired to a 7-speed DSG.
Source – Motorbeam