VW Virtus sedan official
The new VW Virtus has just made its international debut, and India will be the first country to get the C-sedan. It will take the place of VW’s ageing Vento in the country.
It is the sister model of the recently-launched Skoda Slavia and is based on the MQB A0 IN platform which also underpins the Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun.
The 2022 Volkswagen Virtus will come in two variation lines: Dynamic Line, which includes all 1.0 TSI models, and Performance Line, which includes 1.5 TSI models. Today is the first day of pre-bookings for the Virtus.
VW Virtus design
The new car follows Volkswagen’s newest design language in terms of aesthetics, with a crisp and well-proportioned overall look.
The grille and bumper have subtle chrome elements, and the headlights are sleek wraparounds. Its resemblance to its brother, the Skoda Slavia, is most obvious when viewed from the side, since the silhouette, glasshouse, and shoulder line are almost similar.
Wraparound taillights and a neat bumper design can be found on the back of the new Virtus. The Virtus 1.5’s top-spec model will be known as the Virtus GT, comparable to the Taigun GT. The exterior of the GT features a lot of black accents to help it stand out from the rest of the lineup.
Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, and Rising Blue Metallic are the six colour options for the Virtus.
It is one of the larger sedans in the midsize segment, measuring 4,561mm long, 1,752mm wide, 1,507mm tall, and has a 2,651mm wheelbase. It has a 521-litre boot space.
VW Virtus interior
Inside, the new sedan boasts a multilayer dashboard with a well-integrated 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the brand’s new three-spoke steering wheel, which is identical to that of the Taigun SUV.
The GT model has red accents on the dashboard, red stitching, and aluminium pedals, all of which add to the car’s athletic appeal.
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, cooled glovebox, auto headlamps and wipers, a tyre pressure monitor, 6 airbags, ESC, hill-hold control, and five adjustable headrests are among the other features available with the fully equipped trim.
VW Virtus engine & gearbox
The C-sedan comes with two turbo-petrol engine choices. These include a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI engine with 115hp and 175Nm, and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TSI engine with 150hp and 250Nm. No diesel option is on offer.
With both engines, a 6-speed manual transmission is included as standard. A 6-speed torque converter is available on the 1.0 TSI, while a 7-speed DCT gearbox is available on the 1.5 TSI.
VW Virtus price & launch date
The price of the car has not yet been revealed. It is expected to be launched within the next 2 months with a price range of Rs 10.50-17.50 lakh ex-showroom.