Tuesday, February 02, 2016

VW Ameo



 As you can see, the new Ameo is one cheap looking VW.
That's because it IS cheap. And, so far, only for the Indian market.

It uses  a lot of parts from other VW models, mainly the Polo. But not the design.
That 3/4 rear view  is one of the worst I have seen in years.
I mean, what were they thinking?
What is that???

Why even force a tiny truck and not a proper hatch?
Why not something from Brazil?
Why not the older Polo? Anything would look better than this...

I guess that boring interior from the 90's actually gives it some kind of upscale feel for the super cheap price?

it is powered by a 1.2 Liter gas engine, or a larger (and much more polluting) 1.5 Liter Diesel.



Here is another new car for India,  the new Tata Zika. A similar sized car. Also powered by a 1.2 Liter engine.
Just a few inches shorter (due to the hatch design).
And much cheaper in its local market.

And... It looks nice! And modern. Not like some some zombie from the 90's.

I mean, we'll never see any of these cars over here.
So i'm not getting all that worked up about it.
Still, you would thing that giant VW could at least design something nice...

5 comments:

Unknown said...

In India, apparently 4m is a huge tax break, so most manufacturers try to sell sub 4m cars. SO far, so good. Given the normal Polo hatchback is probably 2-3cm below 4 ms, you must really hate hatchbacks to bus that visual rape of trunk instead of the polo hatchback (and btw., the same goes for Suzuki, Tata and Ford, who offer these weird looking "same length as hatchback cut of sedans)....

Anonymous said...

Well so much for the name of the Tata Motors small car. A wise move on their part.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tata-motors-zica-zika-20160203-story.html


Anonymous said...

lol. The Tata car is called ZIKA. ZIKA like the virus. Bad timing.

el_monty said...

The Tata car was actually called ZICA, which was short for "Zippy Car"

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Tata will rename it Ibola?