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Old 27th September 2016, 16:09   #106
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According to OnCars sources, the launch of the Ameo diesel has been postponed to Friday, September 30th or in the first week of October.

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While media reports suggested that the car will be launched today, our sources close to the company have confirmed that the Volkswagen Ameo diesel will be launched in India either on Friday (30th September 2016) or early next week that is first week of October 2016.

The source has also confirmed to us that it would be a soft launch and Volkswagen India will send across a press release to all the media houses regarding the same.
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Happened to see on on road today and my impression just as the pictures, not worthy to be called a VW car. And I don't expect too many people buying this car as I think a typical VW customer is someone who likes good looking cars and this ain't one.
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Birdies are chirping a Rs 6.4L-8.3L introductory price range for the Ameo TDI range.
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Birdies are chirping a Rs 6.4L-8.3L introductory price range for the Ameo TDI range.
Pretty aggressive pricing if it actually turns out like that. In line with the Petrol pricing strategy where it was priced on par / less than the Polo. But if I am not mistaken, the Ameo tdi is expected to come with the 105 bhp tune. Pricing a more powerful Ameo same as the Polo seems strange.If they do it, probably an indication that they want the Ameo to be successful at any cost..

Assume the dsg variants will not fall into the above band. Would be way too aggressive.
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What I'm interested in is will this be huge issue for Figo twins. When I drove the figo, the only thing it had going for it was the diesel engine. With the gearbox / build quality ameo has coupled with the rumored 105bhp engine, I find it very hard to justify anything else in the price range. Can't forget ABS + Airbags as standard with a chassis that can actually withstand crashes and doesn't crumble everywhere.

Very excited to see how aggressive their prices turn out to be
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But if I am not mistaken, the Ameo tdi is expected to come with the 105 bhp tune.
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With the gearbox / build quality ameo has coupled with the rumored 105bhp engine, I find it very hard to justify anything else in the price range.
I think we have been hearing/reading **Rumours** about VW revamping their 1.5 TDI engines across the range to produce 110BHP.

So in all earnest, I think:

- Regular Polo TDI's will continue with the 90 BHP & 230 NM setup.
- Ameo TDI and GT TDI will have the updated 110 BHP & 250 NM (?) setup, with Ameo probably getting the DSG as a differentiator.
- Vento will have the same 110 BHP & 250 NM TDI with DSG and other "Desirable" updates.

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What I'm interested in is will this be huge issue for Figo twins. When I drove the figo, the only thing it had going for it was the diesel engine. With the gearbox / build quality ameo has coupled with the rumored 105bhp engine, I find it very hard to justify anything else in the price range. Can't forget ABS + Airbags as standard with a chassis that can actually withstand crashes and doesn't crumble everywhere.

Very excited to see how aggressive their prices turn out to be
+1. Honestly, this might only affect the Ford's , the already dwindling sales can only worsen, as the enthusiasts might then prefer the VW. If that is the case, VW can expect a sales of around 1500(maximum) cars/month.
On the other hand, Ford might be forced into another price revision.

The rest would still continue buy the Dzire/Swift/Baleno/Brezza/I20, they would remain unshaken.
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Assume the dsg variants will not fall into the above band. Would be way too aggressive.
Nope, these are for the regular TL/CL/HL 1.5L TDI variants.

Trying to get the DSG variant prices. Will update by evening.
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Ameo Diesel launched with 110 PS 1.5 L diesel engine.
MT range has a starting price of 6.27 lakhs
and 7-Speed DSG range starts at 8.41 lakhs
Ex-Mumbai

MT range includes Trendline, Comfortline and Highline variants while DSG range includes top 2 variants only.

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Volkwagen silently launches the Ameo Diesel - The Ameo diesel is available in three trim levels – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – with equipment shared with its petrol sibling already on sale.

The diesel compact sedan is priced from Rs 6.33 lakh to Rs 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is the first car from the VW Group in India to feature the updated 110hp 1.5-litre diesel engine. On the safety front, all variants get dual airbags as standard.

The motor comes paired a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox is available as well with the autobox offering a claimed fuel efficiency of 21.73kmpl

Manual Transmission
Trendline – Rs 6,33,600
Comfortline – Rs 7,35,150
Highline – Rs 8,16,900

Automatic Transmission
Comfortline – Rs 8,50,150
Highline – Rs 9,31,900



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As standard, the Ameo comes with a five-speed manual transmission but for the first time in the compact sedan segment, buyers also get the option of a seven-speed dual-clutch unit. This gearbox is available only on the top-two trim

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Manual Transmission
Trendline – Rs 6,33,600
Comfortline – Rs 7,35,150
Highline – Rs 8,16,900

Automatic Transmission
Comfortline – Rs 8,50,150
Highline – Rs 9,31,900
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Wow, that is super aggressive pricing compared to the Polo TDI. Cheaper than the Polo TDI across the range? The Highline 110bhp DSG is almost equally priced as the Manual GT TDI and also the Polo GT TSI. How are they doing that?

That Comfortline TDI DSG at 8.5L is on par with the Zest AMT XTA and cheaper than the Dzire ZDI AMT. These two will have some more features, but in return you get stuff like Hill Hold, ESP and a far superior gearbox with a class leading performance. Still wondering if there is something wrong in the DSG pricing that they have released.

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Wow, that is super aggressive pricing compared to the Polo TDI. Cheaper than the Polo TDI across the range? The Highline 110bhp DSG is almost equally priced as the Manual GT TDI. How are they doing that?
This is very aggressive pricing from VW. Ameo is made in India and for India.They have invested 720 Cr to setup the production line. In my view they have done heavy localisation which is why the prices seems to be value for money.

Anyone who has already bought the petrol model can comment if there is anything that has been compromised as per VW standards.
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Wow, that is super aggressive pricing compared to the Polo TDI. Cheaper than the Polo TDI across the range?
Expect a revision in the Polo GT TDI pricing shortly too. (enhanced localisation levels with its use of an India-sourced turbocharger)

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You can expect this engine to make its way to VW’s Polo GT TDI and Vento as well as the facelifted Skoda Rapid that is due to be launched soon
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...kh-403137.aspx

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Is there any reference thread for the upkeep costs of a Polo/Ameo? What would be approx. cost for every service?

The price of Trendline version with ABS & Airbags is just too alluring. Is it worth buying under 8-lakh considering poor resale and costly spares/maintenance.
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Booked an Ameo 1.2 in white today. took a test drive on Wednesday and didn't bother with any of the Japs or Koreans. It felt well built, had good dynamics, decent comfort and adequate power. The gruff nature of the engine is something I think I can live with if the fuel economy is good.
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