Volkswagen Virtus bookings commence ahead of launch
Volkswagen has finally pulled the wraps off the Virtus, starts accepting bookings. The C-segment sedan is based on the same platform as the Skoda Slavia and offers the same engine transmission options and even the features are very similar.
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, it gets 95 percent localisation. The German carmaker claims it is the longest car in the segment at 4561 mm. 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.
Some of the safety features include 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, reverse camera, etc.
Available in two engine choices – 1.5 TSI EVO with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and 1.0 TSI engine. Both are equipped with idle Start/Stop and will be mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter (1.0) or 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. It will compete with Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz.