Volkswagen has not yet announced the prices of the Virtus but it has been gathering a lot of attention at the dealerships. The design of the mid-size sedan is one of the best in the segment right now. It looks well proportioned, has a big boot, high ground clearance and good road presence. Here, we have a rendering of the Virtus in which the artist has imagined the mid-size sedan with a wide body kit and a matte black paint job.
The rendering is done by Bimble Designs. As we can see, the Virtus is finished in a matte black paint shade which is quite rare. The window beltlines have been de-chromed. The fog lamp housing looks the same but now it has a new LED Daytime Running Lamp. The front bumper is slightly different and is more aggressive than the stock Virtus.
From the sides, we can see that the wheel arches are slightly flared which gives a more aggressive stance to the sedan. The alloy wheels also look different and are finished in matte black. Moreover, the brake calipers are in yellow now.
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At the rear, the tail lamp design is similar but the elements have been changed. There is a boot lid spoiler and a more aggressive bumper with a diffuser. It now gets a different exhaust setup also. Moreover, the ride height of the sedan has also been decreased significantly.
It is important to note that Volkswagen has not announced that they will be offering a matte black version or a Virtus with a wide body kit. Having said that, the rendering of the Virtus does look very good and has a lot of road presence.
The Virtus has started reaching dealerships so you can check out the new mid-size sedan in person. The pre-bookings have also started for Rs. 11,000. The prices of the Volkswagen Virtus will be announced on June 9th.
The Virtus is expected to be offered in two trim lines. There is a Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The Dynamic Line is expected to come in three variants. There will be Comfortline, Highline and Topline whereas the Performance Line could get GT and GT Plus variants.
The Performance Line would also get cosmetic upgrades such as a blacked-out roof, alloy wheels and outside rearview mirrors. There would be a boot lid spoiler and brake calipers too. Moreover, there would be cosmetic changes to the interior as well. It would come with red stitching on the seats, steering wheel and gear lever. Moreover, there would coloured accents on the dashboard, centre console and door pads.
Engine and gearbox
The Virtus will be offered in two turbo petrol options. There would be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI. The 1.0 TSI will be offered only with the Dynamic Line whereas the 1.5 TSI will be exclusive to the Performance Line.
The 1.0 TSI produces 115 Ps and 178 Nm. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5 produces 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission only.
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