The Volkswagen Virtus Sedan will reach dealerships ahead of its market launch on June 9th
Will be equipped with 1 liter TSI and 1.5 liter TSI turbo petrol engines
Price announcement on June 9th.
Offered in Dynamic and Performance (GT) trim levels
Features include up to six airbags, a power sunroof, a 10-inch infotainment system and cell phone charging
The upcoming Volkswagen Virtus sedan has reached dealerships ahead of its June 9 launch. It is the second VW car based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, replacing the outgoing Vento as an entry-level sedan for the carmaker.
We expect the price range of the Virtus to start from Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Dynamic line and go up to Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-spec GT line. Official bookings for the limousine are ongoing.
Up front, the Virtus’ design language looks like an evolution of the Vento, as it houses a slimmer front grille, LED projection headlights and splashes of chrome throughout the grille and front lip beneath the gloss black air dam. Come to the rear and you’ll notice elements resembling the Jetta. The split LED taillights look nice with their smoked tint and the 16-inch wheels are offered as standard.
The GT Trim takes it up a notch with details like a rear spoiler, blacked-out ORVMs and alloy wheels, and red accents throughout the cabin.
Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a clean and minimalistic dashboard layout. The basic design language is very similar to the Taigun, with a decorative trim strip running the width of the dashboard. And if you decide on the color wild cherry red for the GT trim strip, then this trim strip will also be colour-coordinated.
Notable features include a 10-inch infotainment system, 8-inch digital driver display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, 8-speaker sound system and ambient lighting. The list goes on with ventilated front seats, power sunroof, cell phone charging and keyless entry with start-stop button. In terms of safety, the sedan is also equipped with a wealth of equipment such as electronic stability control, up to six airbags, ISOFIX child mounts, a reversing camera, a tire pressure monitoring system and a hill start assistant.
Sharing his underpinnings with his cousin, the Skoda SlaviaThe VW sedan gets the same turbo petrol options: a 1-litre TSI with 115 hp and a 1.5-litre TSI with 150 hp. Power is sent to the wheels via a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with the 1-litre unit, while a 7-speed DSG is paired to the larger 1.5-litre engine.
Fun Fact: We have drove the VW sedanand no matter what powertrain you’re driving, the Virtus won’t fail to put a grin on your face.
With its price reveal set for June 9th, we expect the sedan to be priced further from Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will be a rival to the likes of the Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Vernaand Maruti Ciaz.