Volkswagen recently launched their all-new premium sedan Virtus in the market. The price for Volkswagen Virtus starts at Rs 11.22 lakh, ex-showroom. If you are looking at the top-end 1.5 TSI GT variant, then it is priced at Rs 17.91 lakh, ex-showroom. The production for the Volkswagen Virtus has started and the car has also started reaching dealerships. Some dealerships have also started with the deliveries and there are videos available for the same online. Volkswagen Virtus is available in 1.0 litre TSI and 1.5 litre TSI engine options and here the manufacturer just launched a brand new TVC for their all-new sedan.
The video has been uploaded by Volkswagen India on their YouTube channel. This TVC showcases the 1.5 litre TSI version of the Virtus sedan. The GT variant of the car is available with a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine and comes with a DSG transmission option only. There is no manual transmission available in this engine option. Volkswagen has made minor cosmetic changes to the car to differentiate it from the regular version. The alloy wheels are blacked out and the brake calipers are painted Red for sporty look. The car gets projector LED headlamps and there are LED DRLs.
A GT badge is visible on the front grille as well. The front grille on the sedan actually gets a design which is similar to what we have seen on other Volkswagen products like Taigun. The headlamps are actually designed to look like an extension of the grille itself. The bumper remains the same and there are LED fog lamps and chrome garnishes around it. There are black bits on the car that hint that it is a lot more sportier car than that of the regular 1.0 TSI variant. The TVC also showcases something like that. It tries to show how powerful and fun to drive the 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine is in the Virtus.
Volkswagen Virtus is premium mid-size sedan that competes with cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and even the Skoda Slavia in the segment. 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. The all-new Virtus replaced Volkswagen Vento which has been on sale in India for a very long time. Virtus offers premium features like an electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, leather seat covers, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, fully digital instrument cluster and so on.
VW has divided the variants of the Virtus into the 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 turbo-charged petrol engine is available with the Dynamic Line variants. This engine generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. 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. The GT variant generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque.