LOL: German Engineers Make Indian Tea with Precision to Announce New VW Ameo

German Engineers Make Indian Tea with Precision to Announce New VW Ameo 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
Nobody outside of India knows what the Ameo is, but this next commercial is kind of funny and has been doing the rounds on the internet, racking up a few tens of thousands of views in just one day. It shows how three German engineers precisely measure each ingredient to make the perfect Masala Chai.
Now, I have no idea what Masala Chai tastes like, but people tell me that it's really good, which is more than I can say about German humor. I mean, do you need to be German to make tea? And are these people really precise with their work if they need to wear butchers' robes and rubber gloves while making a simple cup of tea?

With their business in tatters in Europe and America, Volkswagen is getting ready to unveil the Ameo compact sedan at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2016, which opens on February. Updated Passat, Tiguan and Beetle models will also be presented, but the Ameo is expected to be the true show stopper.

Deriving its name from the Latin word “Amo” which means “I love,” the German sedan will be a small 3-box version of the Polo that's been re-designed with Indian buyers in mind. It will compete against the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Ford Figo Aspire.

“By marking its entry into the dynamic compact sedan space, the Volkswagen Ameo is expected to be a game-changer for the brand in India,” the company said in a statement.

This Made in India model should arrive with a choice of two simple engines. The simplest one is going to be the old 1.2 MPI that the polo MPI used to have before the facelift. The 75 hp base engine will be joined by a more powerful and economical 1.5 TDI with 90 hp that will be available with a DSG automatic option.

Volkswagen already makes a sedan based on the Polo. It's called the Vento. The difference is that the Ameo will likely have a shorter rear overhang to comply with certain Indian market laws. Other distinguishing features will include a more pronounced grille and a two-tone interior with silver trim on the dash.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Mihnea Radu
Mihnea Radu profile photo

Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories