Sat. Dec 10th, 2022
Volkswagen Virtus

After waiting for so long, people in India are finally getting a good-looking, sporty, powerful and balanced sedan from Volkswagen. The German marque just introduced Virtus with an introductory price starting at Rs.11.22 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is a successor to the recently discontinued Vento and thankfully, it does feel like a complete package without a doubt.

Want to learn more about the all-new Volkswagen Virtus? Here’s take a look at the details related to it down below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Volkswagen Virtus has finally arrived in India.
  • Price of Virtus starts at Rs.11.22 Lakh onwards.
  • Available with two turbocharged engine options.

Volkswagen Virtus

Bookings for Virtus have already started but before that, let’s take a quick look at the interiors. For beginners, it comes with a very simple layout that consists of a massive 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 8-inch fully digital driver’s display, big AC vents and a clean middle compartment. In terms of features, Virtus is loaded with automatic climate control, ventilated seats, an electric sunroof and wireless charger to name a few.

VW Virtus Interior
Image Source: Volkswagen

To be sold in 6 different colours namely, Wild Cherry Red, Reflex Silver, Rising Blue, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver and Curcuma Yellow, the all-new Virtus has got one of the most colour options in this particular segment. Volkswagen has got one more thing to boast this time and that is the numbers. The brand claims that the sedan has got the largest boot carrying capacity that stands at 521-litres. Similarly, it is even the longest one putting other well-known sedans to shame.

Powering the new sedan from VW are potent 1.0 and 1.5-litre TSI engines that we have already witnessed on the Taigun. Starting with the smaller displacement motor, it is capable of churning out a decent 115PS and 178Nm of peak torque. Thankfully, the other one is more powerful with overall output rated at 150PS and 250Nm. Wondering what the gearbox options are? There are three of them and to get more into the details, a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed DSG depending upon the trim levels are on sale.

Coming to the safety front, Virtus has been loaded with 6 airbags, hill assist, multi-collision assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS and electronic stability control to name a few.

Introductory Price List: Volkswagen Virtus

Variant Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Comfortline MT Rs.11.22 Lakhs
Highline MT Rs.12.98 Lakhs
Highline AT Rs.14.28 Lakhs
Topline MT Rs.14.42 Lakhs
Topline AT Rs.15.72 Lakhs
Performance Line Rs.17.92 Lakhs

 Rivals

In India, Volkswagen Virtus will compete with Honda City, Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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