Volkswagen Virtus launch is slated to take place on 9th June, bookings currently open
Ahead of its launch slated for 9th June, Volkswagen Virtus finally reaches dealerships. Bookings are already open and now customers can see the car in full before placing the order.
Based on the same architecture as the Skoda Slavia, the Virtus even offers the same engine and transmission options. Heck, even the feature sets are similar. So, customers are likely to have a hard time choosing between the 2.
It gets the typical Volkswagen vanilla design language with simple and straight lines albeit with a fresh appeal this time around thanks to the sharp nose, LED lights and a sleeker stance.
Based on the MQB A0 IN platform, the Virtus gets 95 percent localisation. The German carmaker claims it is the longest car in the segment at 4561 mm. And it can be witnessed in the bulbous looks of the car. It offers 521 litres of boot space.
The dashboard gets a 10.1-inch infotainment system and an 8-inch all digital instrument cluster. It gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Other features include KESSY (key less entry and engine start), electric sunroof, smart-touch Climatronic AC, 8-speakers as standard, wireless mobile charging, front ventilated leather seats, MyVolkswagen Connect App, etc.
Its key safety features are 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, seamlessly integrated LED headlamps with LED DRLs, ISOFIX, 3 headrests at the rear, tyre pressure deflation warning, and reverse camera.
Available in 2 engine options – 1.5 TSI EVO with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and 1.0 TSI engine. Both are equipped with idle Start/Stop and will come mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter (1.0) or a 7-speed DSG transmission option (1.5).
The 1.5-litre turbo petrol produces 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque while the 1.0-litre engine delivers 115 PS and 178 Nm of torque.
The Virtus is available in 6 colours – Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.
The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to carry a similar price tag as the Slavia. It will compete against the likes of Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Ciaz.