Volkswagen Virtus to be launched in India on March 8
German automaker Volkswagen's Virtus sedan will make its global debut in India on March 8 and shall be launched here in the second half of May. As for the highlights, the car will have a sporty design and an upmarket cabin with a host of tech-based features. It will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines.
- The Volkswagen Virtus that will be unveiled in March, will be the facelifted version of the car on sale in South America since 2018. It will first be offered to Indian buyers.
- The car is likely to be priced competitively here and will serve as the replacement for the Vento. It will rival the likes of SKODA SLAVIA, Hyundai VERNA, and Honda City.
The Volkswagen Virtus will be based on the MQB A0-IN platform and shall flaunt a sloping roofline, a lengthy and sculpted bonnet, narrow LED headlamps, a chromed grille, and a wide air dam. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels. A roof-mounted antenna, a raked windscreen, and wrap-around taillamps will grace the rear section of the four-wheeler.
Much like the Taigun and Kushaq, the Volkswagen Virtus will run on a 115hp, 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine and a 150hp, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo-petrol mill. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, and a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
The Volkswagen Virtus will have a spacious cabin with leatherette upholstery, wireless phone charging, key-less entry, automatic climate control, a sunroof, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It will house a digital instrument cluster and a 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connected car technology. A tire pressure monitor and six airbags will ensure the safety of the passengers.
In India, the Volkswagen Virtus is expected to carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom). The sedan might be up for grabs in standard and GT Line variants.