If you are a Government of India employee looking to purchase a Volkswagen Ameo or a Volkswagen Vento, the company has agreed for a rate contract with the Directorate General Supplies and Disposal or DSG&D. This means that government employees can purchase an Ameo or a Vento at a comparatively lesser price than the regular on-road price. At the occasion, Micheal Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are pleased to have both our Made-in-India products approved and available under the DSG&D Rate Contract. This further strengthens our band and reiterates our commitment towards providing a comfortable and safe driving experience to the Indian consumers.” Both cars are manufactured at the company's Chakan facility in Pune.
The Ameo compact sedan is available in a 1.2 litre MPI petrol and a 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine. While the petrol engine is available only with a 5-speed manual, the diesel engine is also available with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Power generates by the petrol engine in the Ameo is 73 hp at 5,400 rpm and peak torque is 110 Nm at 3,750 rpm. The diesel engine produces 109 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm. The Vento is powered by three engine options, a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol motor and a 1.5 litre diesel unit. The 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 104 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and 175 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 4,100 rpm. The 1.6 litre petrol engine produces 104 hp of power at 5,250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm. The diesel engine, which is available with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox as well churns out 109 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm.
In terms of safety, both cars are offered with dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and engine immobiliser with a floating code. Higher variants also get front as well as rear fog lamps and auto dimming IRVM (Interior Rear View Mirror). The DSG variants on both models also get ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and Hill Hold Control. The Ameo also has some segment first convenience features such as cruise control, anti-pinch on all power windows and remote operation of power windows.