Volkswagen has today officially launched the Virtus in India at a starting price of ₹11.21 L(ex showroom) for the base Comfort Line variant . The Virtus will replace the Vento for Volkswagen in the Indian market. The Volkswagen Virtus goes against the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna and it’s cousin the Skoda Slavia.
the Virtus is the fourth model to have been built using the India specific MQB-A0-IN modular platform from the Volkswagen Group after the Skoda Kushaq, the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda SLavia. So rightly so lot of underpinnings from the Taigun and the Slavia would trickle down to the Virtus naturally. The Virtus is the largest sedan in its segment in terms length, width, height and wheelbase. It also has the most ground clearance that of 179mm putting it into the SUV class. The Virtus 1.5L TSI also becomes the most powerful sedan in its class with 150PS of power output and 250Nm of torque along with the Slavia.
The Volkswagen comes powered with the same two petrol engine options that also power the Taigun. You have the 1.0-litre TSI petrol and a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. The smaller three-cylinder petrol engine is capable of churning out 113 bhp of power and 175 Nm of torque. It comes available with a six speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox options.
While the chart topper Volkswagen Virtus comes powered with the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that generates 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Transmission options here are the 6-speed manual and also a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox
The prices of Volkswagen Virtus in all Variants are as follows –
1.0 Comfortline MT – Rs 11.22 L
1.0 Highline MT – Rs 12.98 L
1.0 Highline AT – Rs 14.28 L
1.0 Topline MT – Rs 14.42 L
1.0 Topline AT – Rs 15.72 L
1.5 GT DSG – Rs 17.92 L