Volkswagen India has taken the wraps off the Ameo sedan during an event organized on the eve of the 2016 Auto Expo.

Not exactly the most exciting sedan from VW, the Ameo is actually very important for the company as it’s the first model developed exclusively for India. However, this isn’t at all an all-new car as it rides on the old PQ25 platform and can be best described as a Polo supermini with a proper trunk. The exterior design doesn’t really bring anything new as it’s merely a blend of styling cues implemented on recent cheap VW products.

It is the same story with the two-tone interior cabin that looks overly familiar and uses bits and pieces that were developed a long time ago. It does come with a rich array of features (for an Indian car), such as dual front airbags, cruise control, and an infotainment system with MirrorLink support.

It also has Bluetooth connectivity, a front central armrest, rear vents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and even automatic windshield wipers. Other goodies on the menu include a cooled glove box, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

As far as the engines are concerned, VW India will sell the Ameo with a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit linked to a five-speed manual transmission. Those in need of something more frugal will get the turbodiesel 1.5-liter four-cylinder which will work with the same gearbox or with an optional seven-speed DSG.

The Ameo sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2016 in India.

Source: Volkswagen India and

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