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Volkswagen Ameo
₹ 5,24,300 - 9,31,900

CarHunt Ratings  7.0/10

Pros
  • Overall space management
  • Few segment exclusive features
  • Standard safety kit
Cons
  • Looks disproportionate from few angles
  • Boot is less than 20% more than Polo
  • Needs more power & automatic gearbox

Ameo

Wrapup

 Ameo keeps Polo’s solid build, excellent ride and sharp handling intact while adding more space at the rear and boot. Quite feature laden, it sets out with smart pricing making it solid, value for money compact sedan with VW badge. The boot might not look well integrated though.  

CarHunt Ratings

Overall  7.0/10

  • Ride Handing

    Ride & Handing

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Fuel Efficiency

    7

  • Ride Handing

    Engine & Gearbox

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Asking Price

    7

  • Ride Handing

    Comfort

    7

  • Ride Handing

    Resale Value

    6

  • Ride Handing

    Safety

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Maintenance

    6.5

  • Ride Handing

    Ergonomics

    7.5

  • Ride Handing

    Looks

    6.5

Highlights

Price Range
  • Base (P)

     5,24,300

  • Top (P)

     7,05,900

  • Base (D)

     6,33,600

  • Top (D)

     9,31,900

Variants
  • Petrol

    3

  • Diesel

    0

  • CNG/LPG

    0

  • Total

    3

Fuel Efficiency
  • Petrol MT

    17 kmpl 

  • Diesel MT

    NA 

  • Petrol AT

    NA 

  • Diesel AT

    NA 

Car Life Cycle
  • Launch Year

    2016

  • 1st Gen

    2016

  • Current Gen

    1st

  • Last Updated

    NA

  • Next Gen

    NA

Variant(s) to go for
Warranty
  • 2 years

  • Unlimited kms

The X Factor

Review in progress!

Bizarre

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Background

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On The Road Prices

Quick Review

Compact Sedan is a segment quite unique to India as the sedan has to be within 4 meters. It must be mentioned that Tata with their Indigo eCS pioneered this segment. VW is the most recent entrant in this stiffly contested segment. Based on hatchbacks, the most difficult part for any manufacturer designing compact sedan with reference to Indians standards is boot integration. For Indian roads it has decent 165 mm ground clearance and to cut through congestion it does u-turns in 4.97 meters. Viewed heads-up, Ameo has striking resemblance to its sibling, Polo. It’s not exactly a bad thing, as Polo has one of the most understated yet elegant design which is likely to age gracefully. The grille, headlight and bumper all are well integrated with large VW logo on grille looking fabulous. Airdam has been beautifully executed as well, and it looks quite sporty even when looked from front three quarters. Vehicle rolls on with 15 inch alloys. Dual beam headlights not only look nice, they increase safety and aid night driving. It has electrically operated ORVMs with LED integrated blinkers. Ameo looks similar to Polo till the rear door, and even the quarter glass from Polo marks its presence. Then comes, the tricky and tough task, that of C-pillar design and boot integration. If the C-pillar is too upright or too inclined the boot won’t look well integrated. To their credit, VW designers seem to have stuck the right chord as far as C-pillar and starting point of boot is concerned. From the side profile, however, it looks like boot has been abruptly shaved off. Tail lights and boot lid design are as ungracefully unpleasant as pleasantly elegant its front is! Wheelbase is similar to that of Polo, and interior space is more or less similar to Polo, but with a slightly larger boot. Reverse camera is neatly tucked under the rear number plate, also giving a perfect view angle. This is one smart looking compact sedan, but we do believe that neat designs of Polo and Vento could not be matched by Ameo.

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