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VW compact sedan (Ameo) continues testing

VW Compact sedan (Ameo) spyshots (1)

The Maruti Dzire rival is slated to go on sale in mid-2016.

The VW compact sedan which is reported to go by the name Ameo continues to test in and around Pune. The sub-4 metre sedan based on the Polo/Vento platform is expected to make its world premiere at the Auto Expo 2016.

The test mules are camouflaged at both ends but it’s apparent that the Ameo is essentially a Polo with a stubby third box. The car will rely on plastic elements like the grille and bumpers to differentiate itself from its stablemates.

Earlier spyshots revealed that the dual-tone dashboard too has been lifted off the Polo. A flat bottomed multi-function steering wheel, silver paneled centre console with a multimedia infotainment display, automatic climate control and dual-tone black-beige color theme are the interior highlights.

We expect the Ameo compact sedan to offer dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard equipment across the range. Top-end variant is expected to pack a multimedia infotainment system with color display, reverse parking sensors, power windors, remote locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs, alloy wheels, foglights, etc.

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The VW compact sedan would borrow its powertrain lineup from its hatchback sibling. The 1.2-litre MPI petrol and 1.5-litre TDi diesel engine would be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-litre TSI turbo petrol motor with 7-speed DSG could be offered as the range-topping petrol variant.

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