Volkswagen Virtus VS Skoda Slavia : SAME SAME , BUT DIFFERENT

The Volkswagen Virtus sedan has been officially revealed in India ahead of its launch in May 2022. When it is released later this year, it will compete with Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, and Skoda Slavia. Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus are Sister Sedans launched under the Skoda AUTO Volkswagen India India 2.0 project, where cars from the Volkswagen Group will be heavily localised in India to keep prices competitive.
Prior to the release of these Sedans, the VW Group launched two compact SUVs under the same banner and on the same platform, namely the Skoda Kushaq and VW Tiguan.

Volkswagen Virtus VS Skoda Slavia : Similarities

Volkswagen Virtus launch date

skoda slavia rear

Because the two cars are siblings and manufactured under the same banner, it is natural that there are so many similarities between them that we will be confused when we begin comparing them. The following are some of the similarities between the two sedans:

  • Same Engine options
  • Same Transmission Options
  • Same Platform
  • Same Boot Space
  • Same Ground Clearance

The new Volkswagen Virtus will replace the Vento. Though it is larger and more equipped than its predecessor, VW claims that this sedan is slightly longer than its sister SLAVIA. The new Volkswagen sedan is 4561mm long, 1752mm wide, and 1507mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2651mm, while the Slavia is 4541mm long, 1752mm wide, and 1507mm tall, with a 2651mm wheelbase.

slavia dimension

Because the Virtus is based on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the Skoda Slavia, they have a nearly identical ground clearance of 179 mm. Furthermore, the boot space is also identical ie. 521 litres ( largest in the segment )

The VW Virtus, like the Slavia, is available with two turbo-petrol engine options. These include a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine with 115hp and 175Nm (only available on DynamicLine variants) and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with 150hp and 250Nm (only available on Performance Line variants). A 6-speed manual transmission is available as standard with both engines. Furthermore, the 1.0 TSI is available with a 6-speed torque converter, while the 1.5 TSI is available with a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Volkswagen Virtus VS Skoda Slavia : Difference

volkswagen virtus

Some of the differences between the two sedans are as follows:

  • Features
  • Looks
  • Variants

Virtus Headlamps On

Though they are similar, there are a few differences that make them ideal for their respective fans. For example, VW fans who want to upgrade from the VW Polo GT hatch to the Virtus Sedan want GT badging on their car. So, while Volkswagen offers a GT line version of the Virtus, Skoda does not offer a performance-oriented name on its sedan.

Virtus Dashboard

Inside, the Virtus has a layered dashboard with a neatly integrated 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and VW’s new three-spoke steering wheel, which is similar to that of the Taigun SUV. The GT variant adds red accents to the dashboard, red stitching, and aluminium pedals to up the sporty factor.

An 8-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, connected car tech, an 8-speaker audio system, auto climate control, ventilated front seats, a sunroof, ambient lighting, a cooled glovebox, auto headlamps and wipers, a tyre pressure monitor, six airbags, ESC, hill-hold control, and five adjustable headrests are among the other features available with the fully equipped Virtus.

2022 Skoda SLAVIA - INTERIOR and Features

When it comes to the Skoda Slavia, The top-tier Style variant has all the bells and whistles and is the only one with the 150PS 1.5-litre TSI engine. It now has automatic LED headlamps, co-driver seat height adjustment, ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, a fully digital instrument cluster, and six airbags. With the exception of the additional airbags and LED headlamps, you can do without these features as well.



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