Volkswagen will be officially launching and announcing the price of its sedan Virtus later this month. The production for Virtus has already started and it has started reaching dealerships across the country. There are several videos and images of the upcoming Virtus available online. The car competes with Skoda Slavia, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in its segment. The car replaced Volkswagen Vento and is Volkswagen’s second product under the India 2.0 strategy. We have seen videos of higher and mid-spec variants of Virtus but here we have a video where the base variant of Volkswagen Virtus is shown in detail.
The video has been uploaded by TeamAutoTrend Channel on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks what all features does the base variant of Volkswagen Virtus come with. He starts with the exterior. The front end looks a lot more simple and misses out on the chrome garnishes that are normally seen on the higher variants. The headlamps are LED unit and they comes with a different looking LED DRLs integrated in them. The turn indicators are LED as well. As this is the base variant, there is no fog lamp available in the car.
Coming to the side profile, the car gets 16 inch steel rims with silver wheel caps on them. The turn indicators are integrated on the ORVMs and they are electrically adjustable as well. The door handles are body coloured and there is no shark fin antenna mounted on the roof like higher variants. From the rear, it does not look like a lower variant as it still gets the smoked LED split tail lamps. The rear misses out on features like the rear bumper chrome garnish and reverse parking camera. The car however gets three parking sensors on the rear bumper which is a standard safety feature.
Moving in, the car gets a beige and black dual-tone interior. The body coloured dashboard panels that are seen on the higher trims are missing in the lower variant. It gets black coloured hard plastic panels that are finished in different textures. The steering wheel is a three spoke unit and it comes with audio controls mounted on them. A smaller sized touchscreen infotainment system is offered in the base variant that supports Apple an Android phone connectivity. There is an analog instrument cluster an MID screen in the centre. The seats are all fabric and the driver seat in manually height adjustable. The AC is manual and all four doors get power windows. There is LED lamps on roof for both front and rear seat passengers.
The car misses out on many features like electric sunroof, virtual cockpit, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera and so on. There is a possibility that Volkswagen might price it competitively. It is available with a 1.0 litre TSI and a 1.5 litre TSI engine. The 1.0 litre TSI engine generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque and comes with manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5 litre TSI version generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission.