Volkswagen Virtus [Vento Replacement] Revealed For India
Volkswagen Virtus is the fourth product from VW Group’s India 2.0 project
Volkswagen India has revealed the much anticipated Volkswagen Virtus sedan for the Indian market. The India-spec car is underpinned by the MQB A0 IN platform, the product of the German automaker’s India 2.0 project, which we had previously seen on models like the Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, and Skoda Slavia.
VW Virtus has already gathered eyeballs as the VW Vento replacement, spanning an impressive 4,561 mm in the overall length, which is by far the largest in its segment. The prices of the midsize sedan will be out at the time of its launch in May 2022, and are expected to fall in the Rs. 11-19 lakhs range.
Volkswagen Virtus Exterior
Volkswagen has opted for a proper sedan design for the Virtus. The overall design is edgy and elegant. Notable highlights include sharper shoulder lines, sleek LED headlamps with DRLs, a large central air intake, a chiseled chrome grille, and stylish C-shaped tail lamps. There is also a GT variant with sportier design details such as Glossy Black ‘Razor’ Alloys, GT Badges, Red Callipers, Black Roof, Spoiler, and Aluminium Pedals. The Virtus will also feature an electric sunroof. The car would be available in six colors: Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White, Grey, Wild Cherry Red, and Rising Blue.
Volkswagen Virtus Interior
On the inside, VW Virtus gets a wooden decor on the dashboard and premium leather and leatherette upholstery. Other features include a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cooled glovebox, wireless charger, rain-sensing wipers, six airbags, etc.
Volkswagen Virtus Engine
Volkswagen Virtus will be available with the familiar 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI turbocharged petrol engines. The former churns out 110 PS and 175 Nm while the latter would produce 150 PS and 250 Nm. The familiar 6-speed manual transmission comes standard, while a 6-speed torque converter automatic and a 7 speed DSG are also on offer