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Old 2nd February 2016, 12:49   #181
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Webcast starts at 1.30PM , link updated in homepage http://www.volkswagen.co.in/en/models/ameo.html

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Appreciate their punctuality, well done. They apologized for their emission related issues and promised to resolve voluntarily.

Designed and developed by Indian team with inputs from German colleagues.

Four cars in next 15 months Ameo, New Passat, Polo GTi, and Tiguan

Oh, what an ugly car!!! They could have gone for Station wagon route!!

ABS and Dual airbags standard across all variants , good job

Launch date - Second half of 2016
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Doesn't look as awkward as i expected. The real good news is 7 Speed DSG in Diesel.
Feature rich and descent looks.

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Best looking sedan in under 4m category - All features of new 2016 updated Polo and Vento plus Rear view camera .

Auto wipers ,
1.5 TDI with DSG ,
Cruise control

Price to be announced close to launch and that would in early H2 this year.

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Prompt on launch and kept the speeches to minimum and got to the product.

Spent few minutes apologizing to all regarding the emission scandal which is good.

Some of the features confirmed.

Auto Foldable LED Mirrors
Rear view camera
Parking Sensors
Soft Touch Boot Lid Opener
16" Wheels
Touch screen ICE including MirrorLink
First in Rain Sensor
Auto Dimming IRVM
Cruise Control
Center Arm Rest also house rear AC vents
ABS Standard across all variants
Airbags Standard across all variants

7 speed DSG confirmed for Diesel.


Q&A:
Launching in second half of the year 2016.

Stupid questioning by the journalists who are asking questions which are already answered.

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Some updates and pictures
  • Starting with the diesel gate scandal and promise to rectify and update all engines as per the international standards
  • Most affordable German car brand in India
  • Proud to make in India. Proud of Pune plant. 123456 production cars in 2015. 6% going to exports. Shows how important India is to the Global Export
  • 4 new models in the next 15 months. Ameo, Passat, Polo GTI and All New Tiguan.
  • About the Ameo: German Engineering and build quality at an affordable price
  • Made in India, made for India.

VW's Polo-based compact sedan, Ameo unveiled!-ameo1.jpg

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  • 1.2 MPI and 1.5 TDI from the Polo
  • Good news. 1.5 TDI DSG. First proper Diesel Automatic in the 10L range. Bad news: No 1.2 TSI DSG.
  • Standard ABS and Airbags. Does not look like there will be 6 airbags.
  • Launch only in 2nd Half of the year. Early 2nd Half

Overall a third twin for the Polo and Vento with exactly same features. Only the engine transmission combinations differ.
  • Want a small petrol MT. Buy the 1.2 Polo or Ameo
  • Large Petrol MT: Only the 1.6 Vento
  • Diesel MT: Polo and Ameo (assume it is the 90bhp variant) or the Polo GT TDI or Vento (105bhp)
  • Petrol Automatic: Polo TSI DSG or Vento TSI DSG
  • Diesel Automatic: Ameo TDI DSG or Vento TDI DSG

Edit: A stupid question from the audience. Is the Automatic an AMT

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Quite Bland for my liking. Good thing is airbags and abs are standard from base variant. Cruise control is a first in the segment. Good features overall but nothing groundbreaking so far. Price is the key now.
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Designed and Made for India by Indian designers but fuel tank cap on right side!! lol
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Rear looks ugly and disproportionate. ABS and Airbags are standard - Everyone learning from MSIL. Good for the Indian buyers! Pricing needs to be very aggressive in order to bring some fortune for VW.
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Haha .....Journalist asking whether the car would have an AMT gear box
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Is the 1.5 TDI from Polo in GT tune on the Ameo?

Either ways it is competition (power) to the Aspire TDCi with the DSG as an advantage.

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For me, the Ameo is the best looking sub 4m sedan out there. 1.5 Tdi with DSG should make for a great choice in the market. It has all the potential to be the segment leader if priced competitively.
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VW Ameo rear and side view. The rear 3 quarter pose looks classy and elegant but the side profile looks quirky especially with the long bonnet.

The 1.5 TDI DSG is a fantastic option . The other 2 diesel ATs, the Zest and Dzire with AMTs cannot hold a candle to the twin clutch DSG. More options opening up in the sub 10 lacs diesel AT portfolio.

ZEST
TUV 300
DZIRE & now
AMEO

Of all the 4, IMO Ameo will have the premium image and aspirational value because of the VW badge


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The best-looking sub-4m sedan, IMO. Has a matured Indigo CS look.

Price will be a key factor whether it can topple the others (except DZire, obviously). Will they announce the price today? Polo is launched at 5.33L. So I expect Ameo to start at 5.83L.


2 recent trends:

i. The budget car maker Maruti is targeting the premium segments with models like Ciaz, SCross, Baleno and Brezza.

ii. Premium makers like VW watering down their image and entering into the cheaper segments!

Both see a cherry at the other end of the tunnel.


By the way, why a launch ahead of the Delhi Autoshow which commences tomorrow?

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