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Volkswagen Ameo Vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Ford Aspire - Spec Comparison

Volkswagen Ameo Vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Ford Aspire - Spec Comparison
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 24 July 2017, 18:37 PM

Apart from the small cars which are a major contributor to overall sales for manufacturers in the country, the compact sedan segment is also a considerable contributor to overall numbers. Competition is tough when you have Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo competing against each other in the segment. The following is a detailed list of features offered by automatic top-spec variants of each of these cars. 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the oldest one in the lot. The latest third generation Dzire model offers the five-speed AMT in petrol ZXI Plus and the ZDI Plus diesel variants. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre engine that generates 82bhp of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4200rpm. The diesel variant, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.3-litre engine that generates 74bhp of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. Speaking of features, it gets climate control, reverse camera, tilt steering, electrically adjustable mirrors and a touchscreen infotainment system. In terms of safety, the Dzire ZXI Plus and ZDI Plus both get ABS, ESP and hill hold control as standard. The petrol top-spec automatic is priced at Rs 6,73,158 and the diesel version is priced at Rs 9,39,084 (Both ex-showroom, Delhi).

Volkswagen Ameo has recently received a new top-spec variant called as the Highline Plus. The top-spec version which gets a seven-speed DSG transmission which is limited to a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TDI engine that generates 108bhp at 4000 rpm and 250Nm of peak torque between 1500-3000 rpm. Speaking of features, the vehicle gets climate control, touch-screen infotainment system with voice command, electrically adjustable mirrors, rear parking camera and steering mounted control. In terms of safety, the vehicle comes loaded with dual front airbags, ABS, ESP and hill-hold control. Interestingly, the Highline Plus gets 16-inch alloys as standard. The top-spec Ameo Highline Plus diesel is available at Rs 9, 99,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The recently introduced Ford Aspire is one of the most popular choices in the compact sedan space. However, Aspire Titanium petrol variant is the only one to be offered with a six-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.5-litre engine that generates 110bhp of power at 6300rpm and 136Nm of torque 4250rpm. Speaking of features, the top-spec Aspire Titanium is offered with climate control, electrically adjustable mirrors and steering mounted controls. The Aspire however misses on the touchscreen infotainment system. As for safety, the vehicle gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and traction control system. The petrol top-spec Ford Aspire is available at Rs 8,15,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Market leader Maruti Suzuki continues to impress with its decent pricing and features as compared to the rest. However, the Aspire scores better on the safety aspect. The Volkswagen, on the other hand, is purely for those who like that premium driving feel and larger wheels.


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