Volkswagen India recently introduced the all-new Virtus in the Indian market. The car has already become very popular in the market. Yesterday, an Indian dealership of the German brand delivered 150 units of the Virtus in a single day. The dealership created an Indian record for delivering so many cars in a single day.
EVM Volkswagen is located in Cochin, Kerala. The dealership organised a mega delivery event by inviting all the owners simultaneously. Even officials from the India Book of Records were present at the event and verified the number of deliveries. Later, they awarded the dealership a record for delivering 150 units of the same car model on the same day.
While we have seen many other dealerships facilitating such a large number of deliveries in a single day, it is for the first time that a VW dealership has done it. The dealership even got it verified and won a record for the same.
Customers can be spotted taking the deliveries of the new Virtus during the event. The event was held at the CIAL convention centre near the airport.
2022 Volkswagen Virtus
The all-new Volkswagen Virtus is based on the MQB A0 IN platform, which also underpins the VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and Skoda Slavia. The new Virtus is bigger than the Slavia in dimensions. It also replaces the discontinued Jetta from the lineup. The top-end GT Line of the car offers features like a boot-mounted spoiler.
VW offers the Virtus in two trim lines – Dynamic Line and Performance Line. It is similar to the VW Taigun. There are three variants under the Dynamic Line. Only the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is available with the Dynamic Line variants. The top-of-the-line Performance Line gets only the GT Plus variant. It gets the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine and only an automatic DSG transmission.
Like the Skoda Kushaq and Taigun, the Slavia and the Virtus will share a lot of parts between them. However, the Virtus is longer than the Slavia by 20mm. There are significant changes in the front-end to differentiate between both cars. The Volkswagen Virtus definitely looks sportier compared to the Slavia, especially because of the additional features like a boot-mounted spoiler.
Volkswagen offers two engine options with the Virtus. These are the exact same engines available with the Skoda Slavia, VW Taigun and the Skoda Kushaq. The 1.0-litre TSI engine generates a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 178 Nm. VW offers a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission with this engine option.
The more powerful 1.5-litre TSI engine will be available with the GT variants of the car. It generates a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The more powerful 1.5-litre TSI will be available only with a seven-speed DCT. The 1.5-litre engine gets a cylinder deactivation feature. It deactivates two cylinders when there is minimal load on the engine. This increases the fuel efficiency of the car.