Volkswagen India has recently unveiled their all-new sedan Virtus in the Indian market. The upcoming Virtus is actually the second product under Volkswagen’s India 2.0 strategy. The first product was the Taigun Compact SUV. Volkswagen has revealed most of the details about the upcoming Virtus without price and variants. The Volkswagen Vertus is based on the same platform as the Skoda Slavia, the Volkswagen Taigun and the Skoda Kushak SUV. Virtus is expected to launch next month as production and pre-booking begin. Most of the videos available online are of top-end variants of Virtus but, here we have a video of a mid-spec variant of the upcoming Virtus sedan seen on the street.
The video was uploaded by The Fat Biker on his YouTube channel. The video shows a Volkswagen Vertus sedan on a highway. The car was carrying a temporary number plate and it looked different from what had been displayed to us for so long. It is a mid-spec variant that comes with a limited number of features. Compared to the higher or top-end variants, the Volkswagen Vertus Mid variant has different looking headlamps. They are still LED units but, internally, the design looks slightly different.
Another notable difference of this car is that it is a left hand drive version. Volkswagen will also make Vertus sedans for the export market, and what is seen here in the video is probably intended for the international market. A left-handed driver sticker is clearly visible on the front and back of the car. It also gets a dual tone alloy wheel which is probably going to be offered in international variants.
The mid-spec variant meant for the Indian market we can get a silver single tone alloy wheel similar to the Volkswagen Taigun. Both the Indian and export versions of the Virtus sedan look similar. There will be only minor changes between them. The top-end model offers features like projector LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, dual tone alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, etc.
Once inside, Volkswagen offers a premium looking cabin It has leather upholstery, ventilation seats, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, rain sensing wiper, automatic headlamps, push-button start, full digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, four wireless systems, etc. Volkswagen will also offer safety features such as stability control, heel-hold, tire deflation warning, electronic differential lock, multi-collision braking and even six airbags with top-end variants.
Volkswagen Virtus will be offered with two engine options. There will be a 1.0 liter TSI (turbo petrol) and a 1.5 liter TSI (turbo petrol) engine. The 1.0 liter TSI generates 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5 liter turbo petrol engine generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission. Volkswagen will replace the Virtus Vento and will compete in the segment with cars like the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz.