BS6 Norms; Volkswagen Ameo And Tiguan Discontinued In India

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The adoption of BS6 emission regulations has contributed to carmakers discontinuing some products from their portfolio. Following the chart are two versions from Volkswagen: the Ameo and the Tiguan. The sub-4 m sedan was available in three versions while the SUV was sold in just two versions.

Volkswagen sold the Ameo with BS4 petrol engines and diesel engines under the hood. Whereas the 1.0 liter MPI petrol produced 76PS and 95Nm, the 1.5 liter TDI was measured at 110PS and 250Nm respectively. Both engines were mated to a normal 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.5-liter diesel version was also available with a 7-speed DSG variant.

On the other side, a single BS4 2.0-liter diesel engine, coupled with a 7-speed DSG, was provided to the SUV. This machine pumped out 143PS and 340Nm of torque.

Volkswagen sold technologies such as speed control, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, and auto AC to its sedan. At the other side, the Tiguan has features such as a panoramic sunroof, 3-zone climate control, LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps, Start / Stop push button and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It aimed against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Aura, and Tata Tigor, as the Ameo was a sub-4 m sedan. The Tiguan rivaled the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, Skoda Kodiaq, and Honda CR-V, on the other.

Although the carmaker replaced the Tiguan 5-seater with its bigger 7-seater version, the Tiguan Allspace, VW is unlikely to substitute the Ameo in the immediate future. Meanwhile, Volkswagen has launched the Polo and Vento BS6 models.

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