Saar: Prices start at Rs 6.69 lakh and you get the goodies from Highline Plus trim.
The Volkswagen Ameo has always been an underdog in the sub-4 metre sedan space. Sure, it has some chinks in its armour but as far as fit and finish is concerned, no other car in the segment is put together so well. In order to boost its sales numbers before it is axed from the line-up for good, Volkswagen has introduced the Corporate Edition of the Ameo. It is available only in two configurations – petrol-manual and diesel-manual. While the former is priced at Rs 6.69 lakh, the latter wears a price tag of Rs 7.99 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom India).
The Ameo Corporate Edition is based on the range-topping Highline Plus trim and is targeted specifically towards corporates and business owners. Compared to the standard Highline Plus petrol-manual and diesel-manual prices, the Ameo Corporate Edition is Rs 1.16 lakh and Rs 1.11 lakh less expensive, respectively. And yet, it gets all the goodies such as 16-inch alloy wheels, auto dimming IRVM, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a multifunction steering wheel, a rear-view camera, rear AC vents and auto wipers.
There are no mechanical changes here. If you opt for the petrol variant, you’ll get a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder mill with 76PS/95Nm on tap, whereas the diesel will get you a 1.5-litre motor which is good for 110PS/250Nm. Both engines come coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission which feeds the oomph to the front wheels only. Volkswagen claims the mileage figures for petrol- and diesel-manual configurations are 19.44kmpl and 21.66kmpl. The most frugal setup in the Ameo range is the diesel-DSG combination which can return up to 21.73kmpl.
Earlier this month, Volkswagen introduced the Black & White editions of the Polo, Ameo and Vento. In India, the Volkswagen Ameo competes with the likes of the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.