Volkswagen India is the subsequent in line to affix the bandwagon of carmakers discontinuing diesel fashions, earlier than the brand new Bharat Stage VI or BS6 emission norms kick in. carandbike has discovered that the German carmaker plans to finish the manufacturing of its Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 diesel mannequin in India, by August 2019. Nevertheless, the petrol model of the VW Ameo, powered by the 1.zero litre MPI engine, will proceed to be on sale.
Curiously sufficient, the 1.5-litre TDI engine is the exact same motor that made the Volkswagen Ameo, essentially the most highly effective diesel subcompact sedan out there. The diesel model of the automobile was launched in India in September 2016, three months after the automobile was first launched within the nation. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Four-cylinder diesel engine is tuned to churn out 108 bhp and develop a peak torque of 250 Nm. The engine got here paired to a 5-speed guide gearbox and a 7-speed DSG computerized unit as effectively.
On the time of the launch, the Ameo diesel comes loaded with many first-in-class options, in comparison with its rivals, which makes the automobile probably the greatest subcompact sedans on paper. Options like – rain sensing wipers, all-four anti-pinch energy home windows, ESP and Hill maintain management, Volkswagen’s ‘Climatronic’ – an computerized AC with mud & pollen filter and extra. Final month, the Volkswagen even launched a particular Ameo ‘Cup Version’ mannequin in India to have fun the 2019 ICC World Cup.
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Given the huge funding concerned in changing a BS4 automobile to BS6, and the truth that the Ameo is without doubt one of the poor performers within the firm’s line-up, Volkswagen India would possibly even think about discontinuing the automobile solely, nearer to the BS6 deadline. In reality, few carmakers in India, together with Mahindra and Mahindra have already introduced that a few of their poor performing fashions is not going to make to shift to BS6.