We had already leaked the information to our readers regarding the new 2018 Polo sedan, the rendering of which had leaked online earlier. We had shared that this new Polo sedan, to be christened VW Virtus is currently under development in Brazil and is based out of the all new global Volkswagen Polo that was unveiled a couple of months back.
Now, a couple of more pictures of the 2018 Polo based VW sedan, VW Virtus has surfaced online, giving further credentials to this information. The VW Virtus is developed mainly for the Latin American market.
The spy pictures of the VW Virtus shows that the Vento replacement has a slightly different lower grille when compared to all new Polo launched recently. This might also be due to the fact that VW Virtus in question might be a lower variant which can be guessed by the absence of fog lamps in the front.
The rear sees the VW Virtus getting a wrap around tail lamps treatment which is very similar to that of Audi A4. As per reports, the VW Virtus will have an extended wheelbase compared to the Polo it is based on at 2564 mm.
As far as the interiors are concerned, VW Virtus looks very similar to its Polo brother. It carries the same three spoke multifunction steering wheel. The instrument cluster is also the same 10-inch virtual one and as do the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the AC vents. Judging by VW’s regular moves, the sedan might get a different upholstery and interior treatment to differentiate itself from its hatchback counterpart.
Brazilian reports suggest that Volkswagen will offer the Virtus with two engines: 120 hp 1.6-litre MSI and 128 hp 1.0-litre TSI. The 1.6-litre engine model will have a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.0-litre engine model will feature the 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
The Virtus is expected to reach south American showrooms by the first quarter of 2018 and the production is expected to be done from the group’s plant in Anchieta, Sao Paulo, Brazil.