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VW Ameo vs Dzire, Amaze, Xcent, Figo Aspire, Zest

Volkswagen Ameo Auto Expo
 

VW India fields what is touted to be its primary volume spinner from now on.

The VW Ameo is the latest entrant of the sub-4 m sedan segment which is dominated by the Maruti Dzire. Players like the Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent have a decent market share in the space while contenders like the Tata Zest and Ford Figo Aspire are not really meeting the sales expectations.

The VW Ameo is positioned as the most premium compact sedan and here is how it fares against its rivals.

VW Ameo production starts

The Ameo is available only with petrol engine as of now.

The Ameo is only available with a petrol engine as of now but the 1.5-litre diesel motor will be introduced in the coming months. Given that the engine displacement is controlled by the sub-4 norm, all the compact sedans mentioned in this comparo have 1.2-litre petrol engines. The VW is the only model to use 3-cylinder unit whereas the rest employ 4-cylinder engines. The Ford is also available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces best in class power of 112 PS.

With 90 PS on tap, both Zest and Amaze (CVT) emerge as the most powerful models of this lot. The Ameo puts out the least amount of power at 75 PS. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard across the range. The Dzire and Xcent offer 4-speed AT, Amaze gets CVT and Figo 1.5 gets 6-speed dual-clutch AT options.

 VW AmeoMaruti DzireHonda AmazeHyundai XcentFord Figo AspireTata Zest
Engine1.2L1.2L1.2L1.2L1.2L/1.5L1.2L
Transmission5MT5MT/4AT5MT/CVT5MT/4AT5MT/6AT5 MT
Power75 PS @ 5400 rpm84.3 PS @ 6000 rpm88 PS @ 6000 rpm83 PS @ 6000 rpm88 PS @ 6300/112 PS @ 6300 rpm90 PS @ 5000 rpm
Torque110 Nm @ 3750 rpm115 Nm @ 4,000 rpm109 Nm @ 4500 rpm114 Nm @ 4000 rpm112 @ 4000/136 Nm @ 4250 rpm140 Nm @ 1750 rpm
L x W x H (mm)3995 x 1682 x 14833995 x 1695 x 15553990 x 1680 x 15053995 x 1660 x 15203995 x 1695 x 15253995 c 1706 x 1570
Wheelbase (mm)247024302405242524912470
Tyres185/60 R15185/65 R15175/65 R14175/60 R15175/65 R14185/65 R15
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)454235434244
Boot Capacity (litres)330315400390359390
Mileage (kmpl)17.8320.85/18.517.8/18.119.118.16/1717.6
Kerb Wt (kgs)1044965965NANA1115
Price (INR Lakhs, Ex-Delhi)5.14 – 6.915.23 – 7.025.41 – 8.315.36 – 7.855.21 – 7.38/8.125.07 – 6.52

All the sedans are equipped more or less at par with each other but the Ameo clearly leads the segment when it comes to equipment. Coming to prices, The Tata Zest has the lowest starting price of INR 5.08 lakhs. The newly updated Honda Amaze with new interior has the highest starting price at INR 5.41 lakhs. The VW Ameo starts at INR 5.14 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi).

VW Ameo – Photos

 

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