German carmaker Volkswagen has launched its new midsize sedan Volkswagen Virtus in India. Volkswagen Verts has started arriving at the company's dealerships, where customers can check it out and take a test drive. This is the second model from the brand under Volkswagen's India To project. The new sedan is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB AO IN platform which is also used in the VW Taigun, koda Kushak and the Slavia. Let’s take a look at its specifications.
Volkswagen Virtus is offered in two engine options. The Virtus has 1.5 liter TSI EVO and 1.0 L TSI. The 1.5L TSI EVO engine of the Virtus car produces 150ps of power and 250Nm of peak torque. The 1.0 L TSI engine of Virtus produces 115ps of power and 178Nm of peak torque. There are three types of engine transmissions available in Virtus. It has been given 6-speed and 7-speed options. The mileage of Virtus car is 18.67 and 19.4 kmpl.
The Volkswagen Virtus is comparatively larger than the latter. It measures 4561 mm in length, and 1752 mm in width, while the wheelbase stands at 2651 mm. The boot capacity is 521 litres. It is also the longest and widest car in the class. The model sports a wide grille with a chrome outline that merges into the LED headlamps that are standard on the Virtus. The front bumper gets a central air intake with vertically-stacked fog lamps and chrome inserts.
The rear sports wraparound LED taillights with a signature pattern and chrome inserts on the bumper as well. The Virtus gets 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. The standard one is finished in chrome, while the Performance line gets the black-finished alloys for a sporty look. The cabin too retains a modern and contemporary theme. The Virtus will be offered in six colours when it goes on sale.
The interior Cabin includes many features such as the digital instrument console, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, My Volkswagen Connect an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, ventilated front leather seats, cruise control, and wireless charging. The cabin also comes with 60:40 split rear seats, cooled glovebox, and more. VW also revealed that the LED headlamps, alloy wheels and touchscreen infotainment system are standard on the Virtus.
Prices for the base variant of the Volkswagen Virtus start at Rs 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom), which can go up to Rs 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top model.