- Volkswagen is all set to introduce a new mid-size sedan in India.
- The German Carmaker might bring a mid-size sedan that will be similar to the VW Virtus.
- Volkswagen’s upcoming mid-size sedan will come with a 1.0 TSI engine.
Volkswagen Virtus has recently been spied testing near Sanghvi, Pune and we expect something similar to replace the current generation Vento in India. The upcoming Virtus looks very similar to the Volkswagen Polo at the front. Meanwhile, at the rear, the mid-size sedan resembles Volkswagen Jetta which was earlier available here.
Interestingly, Volkswagen Virtus is specifically designed for South American markets. Therefore, this mid-size sedan will not be able to make it to the Indian market. The German carmaker might be testing the components for the upcoming mid-size sedan. Another cool fact is that the VW Virtus is based upon the MQB AO IN platform. Further, the all-new replacement for Vento will be based on a similar platform.
Coming to the features of the Volkswagen Virtus, it comes equipped with a digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system among others. Meanwhile, the company offers a set of 17-inch alloy wheels on the standard trim.
Whatever sedan replaces the Volkswagen Vento will get the same 1.0L turbocharged TSI engine that churns out 110PS of power and a peak torque of 175Nm. Likewise, it will come mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a torque converter. Further, in the global market, Volkswagen also offers a 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine on the Virtus.
When launched in India, the upcoming mid-size sedan by Volkswagen will go against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris. Meanwhile, even Skoda is planning to introduce a new mid-size sedan to its portfolio that will replace the current generation Rapid.