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Volkswagen has confirmed that the replacement for the ageing Vento will be launched in April 2022. The model that will replace the Vento is called the 'Virtus', and it has been spotted doing some testing in the country for quite some time now.
According to sources, the replacement for the Vento was supposed to be launched this year, however, due to the ongoing pandemic, the testing and development of the Volkswagen Virtus received few minor setbacks, thus resulting in a postponed launch.
Measuring in at 4,482mm long, 1,751mm wide and 1,472mm tall, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus is 92mm longer, 52mm wider and 5mm taller than the Volkswagen Vento. This is courtesy of the larger MQB A0 IN platform, which also happens to underpin the newly launched Volkswagen Taigun crossover SUV.
In terms of design, it is certain that the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will sport an understated design language with sharp and straight lines. We are expecting an evolutionary design from the Vento.
Inside, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will come packed with features such as a 10-inch ‘virtual cockpit', a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, and many more.
Since the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus and the Volkswagen Taigun share platforms, it is expected that the Virtus will also be powered by identical powertrain setups as the Taigun.
This means the 108bhp 1.0-litre TSI and the more powerful 1.5-litre TSI with 148bhp will power the Virtus.
Transmission options are also likely to remain identical with 6-speed manual gearbox as standard but customers can opt for a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox in the 1.0-litre variant and a 7-speed DSG gearbox in the 1.5-litre variant.
Whichever variant you opt for; it is almost certain that the build quality offered by the German brand will adhere to the best of the industry standards. Speaking of standards, being a Volkswagen, we expect a host of safety features such as ABS with EBD, Airbags, ISOFIX mounting points, electronic stability function, hill hold assist and many more.
Internationally, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus is already available in certain countries and is sold alongside the Skoda Slavia.
Thoughts On Volkswagen Virtus Replacing The Volkswagen Vento In 2022
The Volkswagen Vento has been in the country for quite some time now, and the competition has been taking chunks of its armour with new launches. The upcoming Virtus will help Volkswagen gain a valuable market share in its respective segment.
Source: Autocar India