Volkswagen recently unveiled their all-new mid-size sedan for Indian market the Virtus. The all-new sedan from Volkswagen will compete with cars like Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna in the segment. It is Volkswagen’s second product under the India 2.0 Strategy. The first one was Taigun compact SUV. The all-new Virtus is actually based on the same platform as Taigun, Skoda Slavia and Skoda Kushaq. The bookings for the new Volkswagen Virtus has also started and the deliveries for the same are expected to start in the next couple of months. Volkswagen has now released a new TVC for the all-new Virtus sedan.
The video has been uploaded by Volkswagen India on their YouTube channel. The video shows exterior and interior design and some of the features with the new Virtus. The overall shape of the upcoming sedan is actually very similar to recently launched Skoda Slavia. The front fascia has been completely changed for obvious reasons. The car now gets Volkswagen’s signature front grille which extend to meet the headlamps.
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The headlamps are sleeker looking units and get a design which we have seen in other Volkswagen models. The bumper gets a wide lower griller with fog lamps on either ends. A chrome garnish is also seen on the lower part of the bumper. Coming to the side profile, the car gets 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels and sloping roof design. The boots smoothly meets the sloping roof but, it is not a notchback design.
There are all LED smoked clear lens split tail lamps and a muscular looking boot with Virtus badge on the tail gate can also be seen here. Moving in, things look more familiar. It gets a cabin design which is inspired from the Volkswagen Taigun compact SUV. It gets a layered dashboard with body colour inserts. The car gets leather upholstery, flat bottom three-spoke steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, ambient lights, fully digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats for the front and so on.
As mentioned above, Volkswagen Virtus is based on the same platform as Slavia. Virtus is 4,561 mm long, 1,752 mm wide and 1,507 tall. The car offers 521 litres of boot space and has 2,651 mm of wheelbase. The Dynamic Line variant of the Virtus would gets lighter coloured materials for interiors to give a premium look. The exterior would also get dual tone alloy wheels and other changes. The GT version or the Performance Line versions would get dual tone roof, red coloured brake calipers, blacked out alloy wheels, all black interiors, boot lid spoiler and so on.
The Volkswagen Virtus will be offered with two engine options. There will be a 1.0 litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates 15 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The next engine option is the 1.5 litre turbo petrol unit. This engine generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission. Volkswagen is offering 6 colour options for Virtus. It will get Rising Blue Metallic, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White and Curcuma Yellow
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