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Volkswagen Ameo gets a Corporate Edition variant, priced at Rs 6.69 lakh

Asian Age 2019-04-15 12:33:00

Volkswagen’s sub-4 metre sedan, the Ameo, has had a variant added to its lineup, called the Ameo Corporate Edition. It is based on the Highline Plus manual transmission variant of the subcompact sedan and is available with a 1.0-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. It will only be sold to select corporate employees and business owners. Here is how the Ameo Corporate Edition is priced in comparison to other variants of the Ameo

The Corporate Edition plugs the huge price gap between the Comfortline and Highline Plus variants of the Ameo. It is more than Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the equivalent Highline Plus variant, offering a good upgrade from the Comfortline variant without a substantial increase in price. For this price, the Corporate Edition trumps the Comfortline variant with features such as cruise control, rain sensing wipers, static cornering lights, climate control and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ameo is powered by a 1.0-litre MPI engine and a 1.5-litre TDI engine. The petrol motor produces 76PS and 95Nm of torque while the diesel unit churns out 110PS and 250Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual for both the diesel and petrol versions. Unfortunately, the Ameo Corporate Edition is not offered with the diesel automatic powertrain which features the brilliant 7-speed DSG.

The Ameo competes with the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Figo Aspire, the Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor and the Honda Amaze. With the launch of the Corporate Edition, Volkswagen hopes the Ameo will become an even stronger contender in sub-4 metre sedan segment which offers you plenty of value for money. The Ameo Corporate Edition hopes to cash in on a unique set of customers whose perks are backed by their employers, and in the process take the fight to the competition.