Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus 1.5Litre TSI MT- A Big Threat To Verna 1.5 Turbo?

Following the release of the 2023 Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen has revealed the Virtus GT Plus with a manual gearbox. The Virtus GT Plus, which is currently available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic gearbox, will be now available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. So here are all of the details about the changes made to the car.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus- Gets New Deep Black Pearl Colour Option

In terms of styling, the Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus receives a sporty front grille and 16-inch new alloy wheels accented by red brake callipers. The Carbon Steel Grey roof adds to the dual-tone look, and an electric sunroof ensures a spacious and airy cabin experience. Furthermore, the Volkswagen Virtus Gt Plus now comes in a new exterior colour: Deep Black Pearl.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus- Interiors/ Features

volkswagen virtus interiorWhen it comes to the interiors, the cabin has also seen a number of changes. It has two interior theme options: Rave Glossy and Dark Red Glossy. A 10.09-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Volkswagen Play is standard in the cabin. With their ventilated function, the front seats improve occupant comfort.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus- Now Comes Equipped With A Manual Transmission.

The Virtus GT Plus is powered by a 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol engine that produces 148 hp at peak. This engine is also used in the Volkswagen Taigun GT Plus manual transmission variant, which debuted alongside its sedan sibling. Therefore the company has taken a smart move in introducing a manual variant in the 1.5-litre Evo petrol engine, following the recently launched 2023 Hyundai Verna.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Edge- Gets A New Lava Blue Colour Option

Volkswagen also unveiled another Virtus variant, the GT Edge, at its Annual Brand Conference event in Kochi. The Virtus GT Edge is based on the GT Plus (automatic variant) and is painted Lava Blue.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus vs 2023 Hyundai Verna 1.5 Turbo 

Furthermore, the recently introduced Hyundai Verna is the toughest competitor to the Volkswagen Virtus now available in the market. With a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine capable of generating 157.8bhp and 253Nm of torque, the Hyundai Verna 1.5 Turbo is currently the most powerful sedan in its segment.

Furthermore, this engine can be specified with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox, which is why the VW Virtus is now available in Manual Transmission, which was previously unavailable.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus vs 2023 Hyundai Verna- Features

The Hyundai Verna, as the newer model, comes standard with Level-2 ADAS, heated and ventilated front seats, powered driver seats, a large 10.25-inch infotainment unit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smart boot, electric sunroof, connected-car technology, and more. Despite being old, the Volkswagen Virtus holds its own with features such as connected-car technology, a 10.1-inch infotainment unit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, and a digital instrument cluster.

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