Volkswagen is nearing the launch of a sporty version of its popular compact sedan, the Ameo. The latest version of the Ameo will be called as Volkswagen Ameo Sport and is expected to be launched in the first month of 2018. The special edition of the Ameo has been seen testing on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra.
A buzz is in making around the corner that the car will directly compete with the Ford Figo S, which is the only sporty compact sedan available in the Indian market as of now. You can check out more details of the car at Autoportal.com.
Volkswagen Ameo Sport vs Ford Figo S: Performance
As per the early reports, the Volkswagen Ameo Sport is likely to get the same engine specifications of Volkswagen Ameo. This indicates that the power source of the car will be the same 1.2L non-turbo petrol engine with a power output of 74 bhp and 110 Nm torque, while the turbocharged diesel engine will have 1.5L with 104 bhp and 250 Nm torque. The petrol engine variant is likely to get paired with a 5-speed transmission system while the diesel engine will get a 7-speed transmission system. However, it is disheartening to see that the company has no plans to install the turbocharged petrol engine even on this sporty version of Ameo.
As far as the power of Ford Figo is concerned, the car generates 99 bhp of power and 215 Nm of torque at a revolution of 1,750 per minute from a 1.5L diesel motor, while the 1.2L petrol engine gives an output of 86.8 bhp of power and 112 Nm of torque. Transmission paired with both the engines is a 5-speed unit that offers satisfactory gear changes.
Volkswagen Ameo Sport vs Ford FigoS: Looks
The spied images of the Ameo Sport that have surfaced online, suggest that the car will sport the same 15-inch alloy wheels as the ongoing Volkswagen Ameo, but with a black finish. The roof has also been blacked out. There is a large decal on the lower half of the doors which gives a more appealing and attractive look. Besides these new additions, we can also expect newly designed upholstery inside the cabin and a few additions to the front as well.
The Ford Figo S has a design that exhibits traits like sportiness and fun to drive. The car possesses a glossy black roof and black painted wing mirrors or ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). The sporty car also features 15-inch alloy wheels as that of Volkswagen Ameo Sport. The only two drawbacks for this car are the infotainment system and the lack of cup holders for the rear passengers. The infotainment system does not feature a touchscreen display but a number of buttons which might get confusing for most of us. Overall, the design of the Ford Figo S looks attractive.
Which one is better?
Ford Figo has been one of the best selling cars from the manufacturer. It has gained much appreciation in terms of performance and looks. However, Volkswagen Ameo Sport is still under the wraps and will soon hit the Indian market. Going by the early trends, Ameo Sport has an edge over the Figo S in the diesel variant of both the cars. However, the petrol variant of the later gives a much better performance than the former.
As far as design is concerned, Figo S has a more stylish exterior than the Ameo Sport. Many interior details about the interiors are not able; hence we will reserve our verdict of this department until more details are available.