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Volkswagen Virtus Sedan Unveiled Ahead of India Launch in May 2022; Bookings Now Open

Volkswagen Virtus. (Image: News18.com)

Volkswagen Virtus. (Image: News18.com)

The Volkswagen Virtus competes against the likes of the Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India.

Volkswagen has finally unveiled the much-awaited Virtus sedan in India. The German automaker says that it will “elevate” the sedan segment in India that of the VW brand in India is now stronger than before. And now, they want to focus on the mid-size sedan segment. The development of the Virtus has been a result of Indian and German engineers working together who have focused on build quality, safety and driving dynamics as well. Moreover, the Volkswagen Virtus will be exported to over 25 countries across the world. The Virtus will be built in Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune. Volkswagen says that the bookings for the Volkswagen Virtus have now started in India and that the price announcement will happen at a later date, mostly in May 2022. Just so you know, the Virtus is based on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the Slavia, Taigun and Kushaq.

As always, a clean design language with sharp lines is what we see on the latest Volkswagen. At first glance, the Volkswagen Virtus does look great! In fact, VW claims that the Virtus is the biggest model on sale in its segment, dimensionally speaking. On the safety front, VW’s latest comes with features like six airbags, 5 adjustable headrests (all passengers), all seats with 3-point seatbelts, an electronic differential lock and hydraulic brake boosters. Other safety features on the Volkswagen Virtus include Hill Hold Control, Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Deflation Warning and side-impact protection beam on doors.

The Volkswagen Virtus comes with features like LED headlamps (standard), automatic headlamp and rain-sensing wipers, ventilated front leather seats, cooled glove box, push-button engine start/stop and 60:40 split rear seats. Then there are the eight speakers, which will be offered as standard across all variants and the car will also come with wireless charging and 4 USB ports. And in case you are wondering, yes, the Volkswagen Virtus will also offer an electric sunroof. The instrument cluster is a digital unit on the Volkswagen Virtus and is 8-inch in size. The touchscreen infotainment system is 10.9-inch in size. It also boasts of 521-litres of boot space, just like the Slavia.

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Moreover, the GT variant of the Volkswagen Virtus will come with aesthetic additions including a dual-tone roof, blacked-out ORVMs, boot-lid spoiler, front brake callipers finished in red, aluminium pedals, red stitching and red ambient lighting as well. The Dynamic Line of the Volkswagen Virtus gets the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine option which makes 115 PS of power and 178 Nm of torque. The Performance Line of the Volkswagen Virtus gets the 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine option which makes 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Once it goes on sale, which should be soon, the Virtus will come in six colour options.

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first published:March 08, 2022, 12:44 IST