March 25, 2017

Volkswagen launches Ameo diesel

Volkswagen launches Ameo diesel

German automaker Volkswagen Friday launched in India the diesel variant of its compact sedan Ameo, priced between Rs 6.33 lakh and Rs 9.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company, which had earlier this year launched the petrol version of the vehicle priced between Rs 5.24 lakh and Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Friday started accepting bookings for the 1.5 litre diesel engine The compact sedan, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market, is the German auto major’s first ever sub 4-metre sedan Ameo diesel will be equipped with a 5-speed manual and the 7-speed DSG gearbox automatic transmission making it the most compelling proposition in the segment With this, Volkswagen has invested Rs 5,720 crore in the country since its entry in 2007 The Ameo will compete in the 25,000 units-a-month sub-4 meter car market that constitutes 8-10 per cent of the monthly volume. This market has around half-a-dozen models with Maruti Suzuki’s Dzire leading with almost 60 per cent market share, followed by Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent.

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