In India, the Volkswagen Virtus has been unveiled as a replacement for the Vento sedan, and it’ll go on sale in May. The Virtus will be powered by 1-litre and 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engines, the latter of which will be available in a sporty GT trim level.
The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to be priced between Rs 10.50 lakh and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
MQB AO IN Platform
It will be the fourth model based on the MQB AO IN platform, which has been heavily localised. The VW Group’s India 2.0 models, including the VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and the new Skoda Slavia, already use this platform.
2 Engines, 3 Gearbox Options Available
It is available in 2 engine options.
The Dynamic Line: Get the best of both worlds with this practical yet high-octane variant that comes with a 1.0L TSI engine in 6-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission options.
The Performance Line: The sporty GT badged Performance Line that runs on the revolutionary 1.5L TSI EVO engine with active cylinder cut-off technology mated with a 7-speed DSG transmission.
High performance of TSI EVO Engine: The 1.5 L TSI EVO is engineered to provide power on demand with maximum efficiency.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan will be introduced in the country in May 2022, but no official date has been set.
Features: (Same as Taigun)
The Volkswagen Virtus borrows styling cues from larger VW sedans such as the Passat. The sedan features the iconic VW grille, slimmer headlamps with integrated angle running lights, LED taillights, and a sloping roofline.
The Virtus will be equipped with a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, a digital instrument console, wireless phone charging, connected car tech, an electric sunroof, automatic headlamps, and wipers, LED DRLs, automatic AC, six airbags, and other features shared with the new Taigun.
Replacement of Ageing Vento
The new VW Virtus will take the place of the ageing Vento sedan. The Virtus is expected to be similar in size to the global-spec Virtus, which measures 4,482mm long, 1,751mm wide, and 1,472mm tall. The Vento is 92mm longer, 52mm wider, and 5mm taller. The sedan has a wheelbase of 2,651mm, which is 98mm longer than the Vento’s 2,553mm. The new Volkswagen Virtus will compete with vehicles such as the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.