major Volkswagen has unveiled the new global sedan Virtus for the Indian
market. The Volkswagen Virtus is the second product under the India 2.0 project
that is developed on the MQB A0 IN platform with up to 95% localisation levels.
“The Volkswagen Virtus carries the global
sedan lineage of the Volkswagen brand selling over 129 models across our 61
years of presence in the sedan segment world over. A truly global carline that
will redefine, re-energize and set new benchmarks in the premium midsize sedan
segment in India. The Virtus, with its dynamic and emotional design language,
spacious interiors, functionality and TSI technology, will win the hearts of
our customers.”, said Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars
Volkswagen Virtus is the longest car in its segment. Till a few days back this
honour had gone to the all new Skoda Slavia which was the longest in the
segment. But since the Slavia and the Virtus belong to the larger Volkswagen
family, there are a lot of similarities between the two.
Virtus has a length of 4561mm, a width of 1752mm, a wheelbase of 2651mm with a
huge boot space of 521 litres.
will be two petrol engine options for the Virtus, the 1.5 litre TSI EVO engine
with ACT and a 1.0 litre TSI engine, just like the Slavia. Transmission options
again will include a 7 speed Direct Shift Gearbox or DSG, a six-speed Automatic
Torque Convertor and a 6-speed Manual Transmission.
1 litre Dynamic Line delivers a peak power of 115ps, while peak torque is at
178Nm. The 1.5 litre Performance Line engine will deliver a peak power 150ps
and a peak torque of 250Nm.
Performance Line LED headlamps will be standard, Auto headlights, electric
sunroof, rain sensors, R16 black standard wheel size for the Performance line
and the GT elements will include Dual Tone roof, Black ORVM, Boot lid spoiler
and front brake calipers in red.
Virtus will be available in 5 different colours like Candy white, carbon steel
grey, curcuma yellow, reflex silver and rising blue metallic.
fronts leather seats, KESSY-push button start stop, height adjustable head
restraints, 60:40 split folding rear seats, smart storage space, smart-touch
“climatronic” AC, and cooled glove box, aluminium pedals and red stitching on
features include an eight inches digital cockpit, 10 inches touch screen
infotainment system and wireless AppConnect, wireless mobile charging, 4 USB
ports and 12V socket, 8 speakers as standard and My Volkswagen Connect.
Stability Control (ESC), Hill Hold Control, Side Impact protection beam in
doors, Multi-collision brakes, tyre pressure deflation warning, Impact absorbing
body components, Electronic Differential Lock, All seats with 3 point seat
belts, hydraulic brake boosters, 5 headrest-adjustable for all passengers and
up to six airbags.
the World Premiere of the Volkswagen Virtus, pre-bookings for the sedan have commenced
across the 151 sales touch points in India and can also be initiated through the
online booking platform on the Volkswagen India website.
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