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German carmaker Volkswagen has launched the all-new Virtus sedan in India. Prices for the Volkswagen Virtus in India start at Rs 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volkswagen Virtus Variants & Price List
The Volkswagen Virtus is offered in four trim levels for India - Comfortline, Highline, Topline and GT. The Comfortline, Highline and Topline variants of the Volkswagen Virtus are offered with the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine while the GT sports a 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit.
The Comfortline variant is only offered in manual guise while the Highline and Topline trim levels offer both manual and automatic (torque convertor) options. The GT Plus model is exclusively offered with the DSG dual clutch automatic gearbox option.
Here's a look at the introductory prices of the Volkswagen Virtus...
|Virtus Dynamic Line 1.0 L TSI|
|Virtus Performance Line 1.5 L TSI Evo|
|GT Plus DSG||₹17,91,900|
Volkswagen Virtus Engines, Gearboxes and Dimensions
The Volkswagen Virtus as stated earlier comes with two turbocharged petrol engine options - a 1.0-litre three cylinder and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder.
The smaller of the two engines for the Virtus displaces 999cc and produces 114bhp at 5,000rpm and 178Nm of peak torque at 1,750rpm. The 1.0-litre turbo inline three cylinder is offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The larger engine is limited to only the Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus variant and displaces 1,498cc. This turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine pushes out 148bhp at 5,000rpm and 250Nm of peak torque at 1,600rpm. The 1.5-litre engine in the Virtus GT is paired with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The Volkswagen Virtus is based on the VW Group's MQB A0-IN platform that also underpins the Skoda Slavia. The Volkswagen Virtus measures 4,561mm long 1,752mm wide and 1,507mm tall. The wheelbase of the Volkswagen Virtus measures 2,651mm long while the ground clearance offered by the Virtus sedan is 179mm. The Volkswagen Virtus' boot has a capacity of 521-litres.
Volkswagen Virtus Design & Features
The Volkswagen Virtus features a set of wraparound LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights that are connected to the VW badge by a few strips of chrome on the grille section. The front bumper section features a large air take in the centre with the edges playing host to the fog lamps which are connected to each other by a strip of chrome that flows across the lower section of the bumper.
The sides of the cars are highlighted by the blacked out ORVMs with integrated turn signals and the black alloy wheels which are exclusive to the GT variant. The other variants get the same set of alloys but with added shiny bits.
The highlights of the rear section of the Virtus include a lip spoiler, split LED taillights and the Virtus badging on the lower section of the bootlid.
The insides of the Virtus feature a very modern asthetic similar to the one seen on the Taigun SUV with a layered dashboard playing host to the 8-inch driver's display behind the steering wheel and the 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen that sits at the centre.
The infotainment touchscreen display supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features on the inside include the panoramic sunroof ambient lighting, a cooled glove box and a wireless charger among others.
For those looking for a bit more sportiness and colour can opt for the GT model which adds a red tinge to the dash, giving it a dual-tone look. The GT variant also adds an aluminium pedal box.
The Volkswagen Virtus features more than 40 active and passive safety features including 6 airbags, 0ABS with EBD, hill hold, multi-collision system and others.
The new VW Virtus is offered in 6 different colour options - Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver and Rising Blue Metallic.
Thoughts On The Volkswagen Virtus
The Volkswagen Virtus is the latest offering from the Volkswagen Group's India 2.0 project and it follows in the footsteps of its Skoda sedan sibling - the Slavia. However, with its own distinctive look and the sporty GT variant, the Virtus is distinctly Volkswagen and you can read more about the new VW sedan for India by clicking here for our review.