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Volkswagen Ameo Diesel To Be Discontinued By August 2019
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Volkswagen India is the next in line to join the bandwagon of carmakers discontinuing diesel models, before the new Bharat Stage VI or BS6 emission norms kick in. carandbike has learned that the German carmaker plans to end the production of its Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 diesel model in India, by August 2019. However, the petrol version of the VW Ameo, powered by the 1.0 litre MPI engine, will continue to be on sale.
Interestingly enough, the 1.5-litre TDI engine is the very same motor that made the Volkswagen Ameo, the most powerful diesel subcompact sedan in the market. The diesel version of the car was launched in India in September 2016, three months after the car was first launched in the country. The 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine is tuned to churn out 108 bhp and develop a peak torque of 250 Nm. The engine came paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DSG automatic unit as well.