The German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen is all set to introduce a sportier version of the Ameo in India as per the reports. Well, this isn’t the special-edition Ameo Sport that was spotted testing last year by the company. In that model, the focus was on enhancing the car cosmetically, while this would be a performance-focused car, GT-badged Ameo.
As per the Director of Volkswagen India, Stephen Knapp, the next big thing from the German carmaker in the market could be the Ameo TSI. Volkswagen India is currently working out to launch this car as one of its ‘action models’ for the Indian passenger car market.
The VW Ameo TSI, based on the Polo GT TSI, is expected to be launched later this year. The Ameo TSI is likely to have the same engine and gearbox combination offered by the Polo GT TSI and Vento TSI. The new Ameo TSI is to use the 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine four-cylinder engine that churns out 105PS of max power at 5000rpm and 175Nm of peak torque at 1500-4100rpm and is mated to a 7 speed twin clutch DSG automatic gearbox for transmission. The same 1.2-litre TSI motor that is to be placed under the hood of the Ameo GT TSI also powers the Vento TSI. As the Vento TSI is heavy in weight than the Polo GT TSI, the hatchback has an advantage of a better power to weight ratio and for the same reason; we believe that the Ameo GT TSI will be highly exciting to drive than the bigger Vento TSI.