Volkswagen Virtus TVC released: TVC with GT variant
Speaking of the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus, the mid-size sedan is built on the same MQB-A0 IN platform as the Volkswagen Taigun, so the upcoming German sedan is one size larger than the Vento sedan.
Inside, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus sedan looks like a typical Volkswagen design, which is simple but very ergonomic. In addition, the GT variant shown in the TVC comes with sporty red stripes on the dashboard.
In terms of equipment, we expect the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus to emulate the equipment list of other Volkswagen Group cars such as Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Slavia.
Thanks to the common platform, the Volkswagen Virtus sedan will be equipped with a large 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment device with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, a power sunroof, automatic climate control, automatic headlights and a fully digital instrument, among other things be equipped cluster, automatic wipers, cruise control, rear air conditioning vents, automatic headlights, automatic wipers and much more.
In addition, Volkswagen also offers an identical set of safety systems for the Virtus sedan, including safety features such as 6 airbags, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), ABS, EBD, rear view camera, traction control (TC), rear parking sensors and much more.
Like the Skoda Slavia, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus sedan will be powered by two engine variants. The base engine option is a 1.0-litre TSI petrol and this engine produces 113PS of peak power and 178Nm of peak torque.
On the other hand, the larger 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine produces a class-leading peak power of 150PS and peak torque of 250Nm.
In terms of transmission options, the Volkswagen Virtus sedan will come with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions for all engine options.
In contrast to the Slavia, the Volkswagen Virtus with the 1.5-liter TSI engine will only be equipped with an advanced 7-speed DSG gearbox. However, the 1.0 TSI unit receives both the 6-speed automatic transmission with converter and the 6-speed manual transmission.
Currently, Skoda Slavia sedan prices start at Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and we expect Volkswagen Virtus to be at least a few thousand more than upcoming Skoda Slavia.
Thoughts on Volkswagen Virtus Sedan in India
The now-discontinued Volkswagen Vento and Volkswagen Polo were the volume models for Volkswagen in India, its competitors soon catching up with the German duo by offering more features and space.
With the launch of the Volkswagen Virtus sedan in India, the German automaker can regain lost market share and improve the company’s overall sales.