First crash of Volkswagen Virtus shows its build quality

Volkswagen has re-affirmed its presence in the sedan category with the Virtus, and the one thing it still hasn’t compromised on is its safety. The Volkswagen Virtus promises to be one of the safest and best-built cars in its segment, something which got proved in one of its recent crashes. A YouTube video from the channel of ‘The Creator’ shows a few visuals of a Volkswagen Virtus that met with an accident on a busy in-city street.

The visuals of the Volkswagen Virtus crash show a few highlights of how strong the build quality of the vehicle is in real conditions. The video shows a blue-coloured Virtus, which looks like a top-spec 1.0-litre TSI Topline automatic variant, badly damaged after meeting up with a frontal collision. The video shows that the engine bay has been completely damaged due to the collision, but the A-pillars have absorbed the impact very well. There are no signs of impact in the side profile beyond the A-pillars, which show the strength of the car’s frame. Even the doors are opening normally.

Both airbags opened

First crash of Volkswagen Virtus shows its build quality

On the inside, the signs of damage are more prominent, with the car having a badly-damaged dashboard. Both the front airbags of the car got deployed due to the frontal collision, while we can also see other parts like the transmission tunnel, seats and rear AC vents in damaged form. There are no major damages seen in the rear compartment of the car. Also, only the front airbags got deployed, and not the side and curtain airbags, as the car faced the impact only from the front.

The video hasn’t revealed the condition of the driver or any other passenger inside the Virtus that met with this accident. However, given the intensity of the damages, we can predict that the passengers inside the cabin should be safe with minor injuries.

The Volkswagen Virtus replaced the ageing Vento in Volkswagen India’s lineup, as a slightly bigger and more premium car with additional new-age features. It debuted in India with two potent petrol-powered engines. The range starts with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine, which produces 115 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque, and is available with both 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The range-topping Virtus GT is available solely with the combination of a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Featuring cylinder deactivation technology, this engine produces 150 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of maximum torque.

Shantonil Nag

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