Volkswagen Virtus launched in India at INR 11.22 lakhPosted On: June 9, 2022 By : Shuva Raj Khatri
Volkswagen has launched a new sedan–the Virtus–in India. The Virtus is the first sedan to adopt the MQB A0 IN platform (as with the Taigun) and is offered in two engine and three transmission options. The sedan comes in two trims: the Dynamic Line and the Performance Line, at a starting price of INR 11.22 lakh that goes up to INR 17.91 lakh.
The Virtus is longer, wider, and taller than the Vento. The sedan features a chrome-accented grille and bumper along with LED projector headlights (integrated with LED DRLs) at the front, and on the rear is a split LED tail light. The sedan gets 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Inside, the five-seater sedan features premium leather and leatherette upholstered seats, dual-tone dashboard, and a three-spoke leatherette steering wheel with mounted control buttons. And on top of the well-designed cabin sits an electric sunroof.
On the dashboard sits an eight-inch digital cockpit and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system–compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto–with a wireless AppConnect feature. Furthermore, the sedan boasts eight speakers that come as standard.
Engine and transmission
The Virtus comes with two engine options: a 1.0L TSI and a 1.5L TSI EVO with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT).
All models from the Dynamic Line get a 1.0L TSI engine that is capable of generating a maximum power of 155 hp and a torque of 178 Nm. The engine is mated to either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.
Similarly, the Performance Line model is powered by the 1.5L TSI EVO engine–mated to a seven-speed DSG–which generates 148 hp of power and a torque of 250 Nm.
The Virtus is 4561mm long, 1752mm wide, and 1507mm tall, which is the longest and widest in the sedan segment. The wheelbase measures 2651mm.
|Engine||1.0L TSI||1.5L TSI EVO |
|Transmission||6-speed MT / |
|Drive system||2 WD||2 WD|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)|
|Boot space (L)||521 (expandable to 1050)||521 (expandable to 1050)|
|Ground clearance (mm)||179||179|
The premium mid-size sedan comes with a plethora of convenience features such as an electric sunroof, start/stop push button, smart-touch Climatronic AC, ventilated front seats, height-adjustable head restraint, cruise control, wireless mobile charger, 4 USB ports and 12V socket, cooled glovebox, rain sensors, and 60:40 split folding rear seats.
The Virtus boasts 40-plus safety features such as six airbags, ESC, side-impact protection beam, impact-absorbing body components, reverse camera, multi-collision brakes, electronic differential lock (EDL), hydraulic brake boosters, and three-point seatbelts (all seats).
Volkswagen Virtus price in India
The Virtus comes in two trims: the Dynamic Line and the Performance Line, at a starting price of INR 11.22 lakh, and goes up to INR 17.91 lakh.
|Trims||Virtus models||Price in India|
|Dynamic Line||Comfortline||INR 11.22 lakh|
|Dynamic Line||High Line||INR 12.97 – 14.97 lakh|
|Dynamic Line||Top Line||INR 14.41 – 15.71 lakh|
|Performance Line||GT Line||INR 17.91 lakh|
The made-in-India Virtus will be exported to 25 countries around the world. Although there is no official news regarding the vehicle’s launch in Nepal, Volkswagen fans can expect the sedan to arrive here within 2022–to replace the Vento.
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