Volkswagen Virtus will launch in India in May 2022
Volkswagen Virtus, the mid-size sedan that would be replacing the popular VW Vento upon launch, will have its global debut in March 2022. The Virtus is already on sale in markets like South America, but it will be the facelift that would be coming to India and be underpinned by the India-spec MQB A0 IN platform. A few minor revisions in the feature and equipment lists are also expected. India will be the first market for the facelifted Virtus to go on sale post the global premiere. It would then launch in markets like S. America. Expect the India launch in the third week of May 2022.
Volkswagen Virtus: What To Expect?
VW Virtus facelift would have slightly refreshed cosmetics, including revised bumpers, tweaked grille, headlamps, and a new set of alloy wheels. The feature list is also expected to witness minor revisions. The car will share many of its body panels, switchgear, seats, and cabin components with the upcoming Skoda Slavia. However, there will surely be a familiar set of Volkswagen-spec features and bits on offer.
Though we are yet to get confirmation on the same, the Virtus will have most of the features from the Taigun, like the 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, digital instrument cluster, wireless charger, connected car tech, sunroof, LED lighting, etc.
Volkswagen Virtus Mechanicals
The Virtus will be underpinned by the same MQB A0-IN platform from the Taigun, Kushaq, and the upcoming Slavia. Expect the sedan to come with the two familiar petrol engines – 1.0 TSI, three-cylinder engine generating 115BHP, and the 1.5 TSI four-cylinder unit churning out 150 BHP. The 1.0L mill would get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic as transmissions, and the 1.5L unit would have a 7-speed DSG, and a 6-speed manual box.
Expect a GT Line for the Virtus too, and the sedan would battle the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and the upcoming Slavia. The C segment sedan space is hoped to grow young with the Virtus launch.
Source: Autocar India