Volkswagen Virtus teased ahead of India debut next month
German automaker Volkswagen will unveil its Virtus sedan on March 8 and launch it in India sometime in May. In the latest development, the brand has put out a teaser image of the upcoming vehicle, highlighting key design details. The picture suggests that the car will have LED headlights, a chrome-lined grille, and a small boot lip spoiler, among other highlights.
- The upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will be the facelifted version of the car that has been on sale in South America since 2018.
- It will serve as the replacement for the Vento and shall first be offered to Indian customers.
- The four-wheeler is expected to be priced competitively here and will take on rivals like SKODA SLAVIA, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai VERNA, and Honda City.
The Volkswagen Virtus will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform. It shall flaunt a sloping roofline, swept-back LED headlights with DRLs, a chrome-finished grille, a long bonnet, and a chunky front bumper. It will be flanked by ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and designer alloy wheels. A boot lip spoiler, a shark-fin antenna, and wrap-around taillights will grace the rear section.
The Volkswagen Virtus will be fueled by a 115hp, 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine and a 150hp, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo-petrol motor. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, and a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Volkswagen Virtus is expected to have a spacious cabin, featuring ventilated front seats, a sunroof, wireless phone charging, a multifunctional steering wheel, and auto climate control. Six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, as well as electronic stability control should ensure the passengers' safety. It will also pack a digital driver's display and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connected car technology.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan is tipped to bear a starting price-tag of around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The vehicle might be offered in standard and GT Line variants.