Volkswagen is launching a compact sedan model,Ameo, in Indian market. Competition is going to be tough as this segment is already filled with Honda Amaze,Ford Figo Aspire,Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent. It is not going to be a cakewalk for Ameo to carve a niche in the compact sedan segment that is already crowded with various models of almost all major car companies.
Volkswagen will foray with Petrol version. Diesel version will be launched later after sensing the mood of the market.
The model will be completely manufactured at Volkswagen plant in Chakan, Maharashtra.
Major features of the Ameo is
1.2-litre MPI petrol engine
74 bhp for Petrol engine and 88.7 bhp for Diesel engine.
The car is designed on PQ24 platform that is being used in Polo and Vento.
The company has announced that the cars will be made available for the buyers in between the months of July and August.
Volkswagen has opened bookings for its compact sedan Ameo on Thursday at Rs 10,000. In the backdrop of emission scandal worldwide it is going to be a tough job for Ameo to win the confidence of the buyers.