Volkswagen India recently started the production of their all-new premium sedan Virtus at their Chakan plant near Pune, Maharashtra. Volkswagen Virtus is a premium sedan which will replace the Vento when launched. The manufacturer is yet to reveal the official prices of the upcoming sedan. As mentioned above, the production for the all-new Virtus has started and the manufacturer has now released a new TVC that show glimpses of how the car is being manufactured at the Chakan facility. Volkswagen Virtus will compete with cars like Skoda Slavia, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in the segment.
The video has been shared by Volkswagen India on their YouTube channel. The video shows an aerial view of the production facility and they show a glimpse of how the car is being manufactured there. The robotic arms, assembly line and the staff testing the product at every stage of manufacturing can be seen in the India. With this video, Volkswagen wants to show the world that no compromises have been made while manufacturing the Virtus for India. It is Volkswagen’s second product under the India 2.0 Strategy.
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Skoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus share a lot of part in common just like Skoda Kushaq and Taigun. The overall design of both the sedan are however different. The Volkswagen Virtus gets a typical Volkswagen like design. The car comes with premium looking front grille with chrome outlines. The headlamps are designed like an extension to the grille like seen on other Volkswagen model. The headlamps are projector LED units and come with integrated LED DRLs. LED fog lamps are placed on bumper. Volkswagen Virtus gets all LED tail lamps, dual tone alloy wheels and a sloping roof design.
On the inside, Volkswagen offers a premium looking cabin. It comes with features like leather upholstery, ventilated seats, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, push-button start, fully digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charger, cooled glove box and so on. Volkswagen will also be offering safety features like stability control, hill-hold, tyre deflation warning, electronic differential lock, multi-collision braking and even six airbags with the top-end variants.
Just like Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen will offer Virtus with two engine options. There will be a 1.0 litre, three cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5 litre, four cylinder turbo petrol engine. The 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission. Just like Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus will also sold in two different trims. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine will come under the Dynamic Line and the 1.5 litre petrol engine which is a lot sportier will be offered as GT variant under the Performance Line. pre-bookings for Volkswagen Virtus has already started and the car is expected to be launched in the coming months.
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