Volkswagen has launched the Ameo 1.0 litre-petrol version, called the Ameo Pace, in India at a starting price of Rs 6.10 lakh. Volkswagen had recently launched Polo 1.0-litre petrol engine option.
This is probably a move by the company to focus on smaller engines in order to appeal to more mileage friendly audience.
The new 1.0-litre powermill that replaces the 75hp, 1.2-litre motor is a three-cylinder unit capable of churning out 76hp at 6,200rpm and 95 Nm torque at 3,000-4,300rpm.
Volkswagen says the new engine will be BS-IV emission compliant and is said to be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. You won’t find the DSG automatic in Ameo Pace since the engine is down on power. Although the big 1.5-litre diesel with DSG for the Ameo is still available.
Here are some quick features of the Ameo 1.0 Pace
- Faux carbon-fibre spoiler
- Black outside mirrors
- Alloy wheels
- Cruise control
The Ameo Pace will take on the likes of the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and the Ford Aspire.