The new Volkswagen Virtus has recently made its international debut, and India will be the sedan’s maiden market. It’s worth mentioning that Volkswagen currently sells the Virtus as their global midsize sedan outside of India, and the model announced today is a made-in-India facelift that will be offered in more than 25 countries. In VW’s India lineup, the Virtus also will replace the ageing Vento sedan.
The new Volkswagen Virtus will be offered in two unique version lines: Dynamic Line (all 1.0 TSI variants) and Performance Line (all 1.5 TSI variants). Pre-bookings for the Virtus are now available.
Volkswagen Virtus: design and dimensions
- The new Virtus is based on the same platform as the Skoda Slavia
- Offered with a 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine
- India launch expected in May 2022
With its crisp and well-proportioned overall appearance, the new Virtus maintains loyal to Volkswagen’s newest design language. The grille and bumper have subtle chrome elements, and there are sleek wraparound headlights up front. When viewed from the side, its resemblance to its brother – the Skoda Slavia – is most obvious, since its silhouette, glass housing, and shoulder line are almost similar. The new Virtus has wraparound taillights and a stylish bumper design on the back. The top-of-the-line Virtus 1.5 will be known as the Virtus GT, comparable to the Taigun GT. The exterior of the Virtus GT features a lot of black accents to help it stand out from the rest of the lineup.
The Virtus will be available in six colour options – Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver and Rising Blue Metallic.
The Virtus is built on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the Skoda Slavia, hence its dimensions are unsurprising. It is one of the bigger sedans in the midsize market, measuring 4,561mm long, 1,752mm wide, 1,507mm height, and having a wheelbase of 2,651mm. It features a 521-litre cargo capacity.
Volkswagen Virtus: interiors and features
Inside, the cabin layout is modern and quite similar to the Taigun SUV: the Virtus also has a layered dashboard with a neatly incorporated 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and VW’s new three-spoke steering wheel. The GT edition adds red accents to the dashboard, red stitching, and aluminium pedals to increase 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.
What is the launch date of Volkswagen Virtus?
The estimated launch date of Volkswagen Virtus is May 2022.
Volkswagen Virtus: engine and gearbox options
The new Virtus, like the Slavia and Taigun, is available with two turbo-petrol engine choices. These include a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine with 115hp and 175Nm (only available on DynamicLine versions) and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI engine with 150hp and 250Nm (only available on Performance Line variants).
Gearbox options consist of a 6-speed manual offered as standard with both engines. Additionally, the 1.0 TSI can be had with a 6-speed torque converter, while the 1.5 TSI comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Volkswagen Virtus: launch and rivals
VW is expected to launch the new Virtus in the coming months. Once launched, it will compete with its sibling the Skoda Slavia as well as the rest of the midsize sedan segment which consists of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
What is the expected price of Volkswagen Virtus?
The price of Volkswagen Virtus is expected to be Rs. 10.00 Lakh.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan will be launched in India in May 2022.
The Volkswagen Virtus will be offered in three variants including 1.0 MT, 1.0 AT, and 1.5 DSG.
Engine, transmission, power, torque, fuel type
Powering the new Volkswagen Virtus will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, TSI petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, TSI petrol engine. The former is tuned to produce 114bhp and 175Nm of torque, while the latter produces 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual unit a six-speed torque converter automatic unit and a seven-speed DCT unit.
Whatever factual data we have regarding features of the upcoming car.
Feature highlights of the Volkswagen Virtus will include LED projector headlamps with integrated L-shaped LED DRLs, a single slat grille with chrome surrounds, fog lights, new 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, GT Line badging on the front fenders, wrap-around LED tail lights, Virtus lettering on the boot-lid, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully-digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, and cruise control.
The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to be priced between Rs 9-12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Volkswagen Virtus will rival the Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, and the Honda City.