Volkswagen is ready to launch its second product under the INDIA 2.0 project. They have already showcased the Virtus sedan worldwide and it is expected to launch in the coming months. There have been some spy videos of sedans on our Indian streets without any disguise. However, here is a video where we can see a walkaround of Virtus GT. The video has been uploaded on YouTube by Rahul Muli.
Dealerships are expected to receive Vertas from May, so we will see sedans at dealerships starting in May. Pre-booking for the new sedan is already open. However, prices have not yet been announced, but it is expected that prices will be set in the vicinity of ডkoda Slavia, considering how Volkswagen and ডkoda value their products. The feature equipment, gearbox offer and Virtus variant line-up will be slightly different than the Skoda Slavia.
Vertus Wild Cherry is finished in a beautiful shade of red. There are also 5 other colors on offer. There will be Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray, Rising Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver and Curcuma Yellow.
Engine and gearbox
Volkswagen will offer Virtus with two petrol engine options. Both will be turbocharged and will come with direct injection. In addition, the engines are shared with other VW and Skoda products. There will be a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder TSI engine that most people will like. It produces a maximum power of 115 Ps and 178 Nm of peak torque. It will be combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Then there is the 1.5-liter, four-cylinder TSI that produces a maximum of 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. According to media rumors, the engine will only be offered with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. This is kind of embarrassing considering that Skoda is offering Slavia 1.5 with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
This engine will come with active cylinder technology so that the system can shut down some of the engine cylinders in ideal conditions for fuel saving. This engine makes the Slavia and Vertus, the most powerful medium-sized sedans in this segment. Enthusiasts will prefer this engine over 1.0 TSI.
Platform and dimensions
Virtus is based on Volkswagen’s MQB-A0-IN platform, a low-cost derivative of the MQB-A0 platform that VW and its affiliates use for their vehicles. Due to the platform, Virtus has a wheelbase of 2,651mm, just like the Volkswagen Taigon, Skoda Slavia and Kushak. The Virtus is 4,561 mm long, 1,752 mm wide and 1,507 mm long. Virtus has a boot space of 521 liters.
Virtus will be given two trims. There will be a dynamic line and a performance line. The Dynamic Line will come with 1.0 TSI where the GT version we see in the video will be offered under Performance Line. It will be given with only 1.5 TSI. As we can see in the video, it comes with a black-out alloy wheel and roof, a boot-lid spoiler, a red brake caliper, a black-out exterior rearview mirror and a red insert inside.