People are very excited about the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus. This is because it looks great, is practical with a big boot and high ground clearance, is equipped with features and also offers an option of a very powerful engine. Volkswagen has not yet announced the prices of the Virtus. However, here we have a rendering of the Virtus with a wide-body kit.
The rendering is done by zephyr_designz and the images are shared on the Instagram page. The artist calls it Virtus Zephyr RS Widebody and it does look really good and aggressive.
The artist has rendered the front quarter and the rear quarter of the sedan. The front has been revised with a more aggressive bumper with a large air intake. The Volkswagen logo now also has a black background.
The artist is using a wide body kit which increases the road presence of the Virtus significantly. There are additional air inlets present along with the headlamps to smoothen out the airflow.
The alloy wheels are still finished in black but have a different design. Moreover, the ride height has dropped significantly. At the rear, there is a different diffuser which is finished in carbon fibre but more importantly, it now gets four exhaust pipes. The boot lid spoiler is still there but now is finished in carbon fibre.
It is important to note that this is just an imagination of the artist. Volkswagen has not announced whether they will be doing an RS or a wide-body version. Although, it is highly unlikely that something like this happens officially.
Volkswagen has already dispatched the Virtus to the dealerships and you can go check it out at the dealership near you. You can pre-book your Virtus by paying Rs. 11,000. Volkswagen will be officially announcing the prices on June 9th.
It will be offered in two trims. There will be a Dynamic Line and Performance Line. These trims would be further divided into variants. The Dynamic Line could be divided into Comfortline, Highline and Topline whereas the Performance Line could get GT and GT Plus. The Performance Line would also come with cosmetic upgrades over the regular Dynamic Line. For instance, there would be blacked-out elements. The roof, alloy wheels and outside rearview mirrors would be blacked-out. Other changes include red stitching and accents in the interior, a boot lid spoiler and red brake calipers.
There would be two turbocharged engines on offer. A 1.0-litre, three-cylinder TSI and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI. The 1.o TSI will be offered only on Dynamic Line whereas the 1.5 TSI will be exclusive to Performance Line.
The 1.0 TSI produces 115 Ps of max power and 178 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 1.5 TSI produces 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission only.