The Volkswagen Ameo is one of the most underrated cars on sale currently. It is a Compact sedan, which means it goes up against the likes of the MARUTI Dzire and the Honda Amaze which in itself is tough competition. No wonder, it doesn’t exact fly off the shelves. Now but is that reason enough to avoid or not consider the Volkswagen Ameo ? We don’t think so. In fact, it might have a few aces up its sleeve… So, here’s a quick run down on what’s good and what’s not, about the Volkswagen Ameo, because we feel it does belong in your consideration set. All you have to do is close the doors of the Ameo to realise how solidly built it is. And even on the inside, the fit and finish everywhere, the way the dials and buttons operate, and the look and feel of the plastic specially the steering area just makes you feel that this car is going to last a very very long time. But We won’t exactly call the interiors plush. Now Volkswagen also got the seating position, particularly for the driver, absolutely spot on. so you got seat that adjust for movement here and then you got back rest that you can adjust and then you got height adjust as well but that’s not all you can then adjust the stearing for reach and for rake. So what it does it gives you the perfect driving position, no matter whether its you a taller person or shorter person. it just helps a different type of driver particular type of driver to get the right driving position. And then the visibility on the Ameo is also very good. So you have got thin A pillars, you have got a dash that’s not very high so you have good visibility at the front and then you got this glass areas in the C pillar which helps to look through specially when you coming and joining in to a main road it helps good visibility. Now the Ameo Diesel is the most powerful Diesel engines in its class. No wonder it does 0 to 100kmph in just a little over 10 seconds. and yes if you were wondering that is significantly quicker than the Dzire. The engine is a 1.5-litre diesel. Makes around 110bhp and 250Nm of torque. And that torque comes in and at as early at 1500rpm. So you have got really flat torque. so if you are at 1500rpm or above the Ameo it just pulls like a train and every time you get on the gas and even though it is a diesel engine, if you rev it, it doesn’t sound all that bad. in fact, it sounds a bit sporty and thanks to all that torque flat torque the Ameo is been giving us 14kmpl in city. which I think is really good. Now this engine is mated to a 5-speed slick-shifting gearbox it has nice short, precise throws it just falls to hand as if it were designed for me and so ergonomically, it is really well done Now the Ameo also does well in driving dynamic departments but that something that almost every Volkswagen that we driven does well. The Ameo’s steering its a little heavy, but it precise , it’s quick and it gives enough feedback to keep you engaged So when you turn into a corner, you know exactly how much steering input to put in and the front end bites and there is a bit of roll but not enough the interest away, it just keeps you quite involved It’s also quite planted in a straight line, and that’s a really good thing because the way it gets to three digit speeds in such a hurry that you don’t even notice that you are there. Ameo feels planted even if you want to make quick quick direction changes at speed, it just stays flat, it wont get its rear moving and thats a very confidence inspiring feeling The Brakes again, good bite and good feel good progression so dynamically well sorted. The Ameo’s multimedia system isn’t anything exotic, we will give you that. But, it’s the touch interface that has us completely floored. The response, the lack of delay, and the exactness of the system makes it lovely to use. And of course there’s apple CarPlay and android auto as well. Now, I am no expert at sound quality, but I think this system does well in that regard as well. It plays my Punjabi playlist at a high volume without cracking or destroying my ear drums, and it has voice control. The Ameo has an acceptable wheelbase for its class. But, it is narrower and not as tall as its competitors. Also, the space utilisation inside isn’t the best in its segment. So, not only does it have a comparatively smaller boot, it also loses out on useable leg and head room compared to its competition. Now whether you are an existing Volkswagen owner or not the general perception is that the brands after sales service is not all that good. And like they say there can’t be smoke without fire, so there has to be some amount of truth in that. Now VW says that its working towards improving its after sales network and infact it has been at it for a while. Has it improved? well I don’t Know. But, it’s definitely worth looking into. So there you have it, the good and not so good about the Volkswagen Ameo. Now if you agree with what we said. do like, comment and subscribe And even if you don’t agree do comment and let us know. Thank you for watching.