Volkswagen continues with their spree of refreshing existing models and providing some or the other add-ons till the time they get new cars for our market. The brand has now introduced a new GT Line variant for the Ameo compact-sedan priced at INR 9.99 lakh. The Ameo GT Line is available only based on the diesel powered Highline Plus variant. With this new GT Line variant, one gets a new exterior paint scheme by the name sunset red.
On the 2019 Ameo GT Line, the feature additions include a GT Line badge on the fender, ORVM covers in gloss black, blacked our roof, blacked out side foil, new lip spoiler on the tailgate also seen in black and comes with Volkswagen Connect as standard.
In addition to this, Volkswagen is offering a 5-year warranty as standard across their diesel powered range, along with RSA. The new Ameo GT Line will go on sale across all of 132 sales touchpoints for Volkswagen across 102 cities in India.
Powering the Volkswagen Ameo GT Line is a 1.5L TDI, turbocharged, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 110 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque while delivering 21.66 kmpl of mileage. The GT line will be available in manual as well as 7-speed DSG gearbox options.
The Volkswagen Ameo has a tough fight in the compact-sedan class. The GT Line does not have a sporty rival as such, and neither is it a sporty version like the Tigor JTP. The Volkswagen Ameo rivals the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor and other sub-4 metre compact cars as the customer cross shops across all categories depending on budget.
Volkswagen and Skoda have now joined hands to develop new cars for the Indian market together, and Skoda is taking the lead of this initiative. We expect to see new concept cars in 2020, with car launches expected to happen from 2021-22. But with the new investments and slowdown in the Indian car industry, it remains to be seen if Skoda and Volkswagen can manage to grab better market share than their current status.