The mid-size segment was on the brink of death, as the only two cars surviving in the segment with decent sales were the Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Although the segment existed, nothing exciting was happening in it. Taking note of this quietness, the German automotive giant Volkswagen and its Czech sister brand Skoda decided to shake things up with the launch of the Virtus and the Slavia. Ever since their launch, both of these sedans have gained immense popularity, with the Virtus becoming slightly more famous. The model has made a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts, and a ton of people have now started modifying these sedans. Recently, a video of the country’s first Skoda Virtus wrapped in stealthy Satin Black was shared online.
The video of the Volkswagen Virtus GT being wrapped in Satin Black wrap has been shared on YouTube by Pratham Shokeen on their channel. The video starts off with the owner of the Virtus mentioning that it has been three to four days since the delivery, and now he will be giving this sedan a radical modification. He then introduces the shop where he will be getting his car wrapped.
The presenter following this mentions that he will be wrapping his car, but he will not be going with any bold colors. Rather, he will stay with something in the monotone spectrum. Following this, the presenter is shown a sample of the Satin Black wrap on his car, after which he leaves the car at the detailing studio for the wrap.
The presenter returns to the shop after a few days, and the completed car is shown to him. He states that the Satin Black wrap perfectly complements the Virtus GT, elevating its visual appeal to new heights. He adds that the factory-finished gloss black alloy wheels and vibrant red brake calipers add to the car’s sporty demeanor, while the dechromed grille and other garnishes contribute to its overall sleek look. Aside from the wrap and dechroming, no other modifications were made to the vehicle. The owner reveals that the wrap cost approximately Rs 35,000, with an additional Rs 5,000 for the dechroming process.
Despite the launch of the updated Honda City and the new generation Hyundai Verna, the Volkswagen Virtus GT still remains one of the most popular mid-size sedans in the country. The car from the company looks extremely beautiful and comes equipped with a range of premium features, including ventilated seats, leatherette upholstery, an electric sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, and disc brakes.
The Volkswagen Virtus is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, available with both manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, producing 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. Alternatively, the 1.5 GT version is exclusively offered with a 7-speed DSG transmission, generating 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. The only other vehicle in the mid-size sedan segment that is more powerful than the Volkswagen Virtus is the newest generation of the Hyundai Verna 1.5L Turbo. The Verna 1.5L Turbo puts out a maximum power of 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque.