Volkswagen has added a 1.0-litre petrol engine to its Ameo range. This motor was first introduced in the Polo recently.
The 1.0-litre motor is a 999cc, three-cylinder unit delivering 76hp at 6,200rpm and 95Nm torque at 3,000-4,300rpm, and it replaces the 75hp, 1.2-litre motor. The new engine is said to be BS-VI emission norms ready. The new engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, and there is no petrol-automatic configuration on offer. The Ameo is also available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine with an optional DSG transmission.
With the introduction of the new motor, Volkswagen has also launched the Ameo Pace. Like the Polo Pace, the Ameo Pace is based on the mid-spec Comfortline variant but comes with unique bits like a faux carbon-fibre spoiler, black outside mirrors, alloy wheels and cruise control. The Ameo Pace has been priced at Rs 6.10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Key rivals of the Ameo include the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and the Tata Tigor.