Volkswagen has announced that they will launch the Vertus on June 9th. The unveiling of Vertus was already completed on March 8. Virtus is the last product under Skoda-VW’s INDIA 2.0 strategy. We have a walkaround video of Virtus, you can watch it by clicking here. Once launched, the Volkswagen Virtus will go against the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Volkswagen has already begun accepting pre-bookings for Virtus.
Engine and gearbox
Virtus will be offered with two petrol engine options. They fall under the TSI family of Volkswagen engines. There will be a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder TSI and a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder TSI engine. The 1.0 TSI 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. Most people will love this engine because it has a lot of tap power and is more efficient.
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Then the highlight of Virtus is that it is a 1.5-liter TSI engine that produces a maximum of 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. According to rumors, this engine will only be combined with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission which is a bit disappointing because a 6-speed manual gearbox will make it a perfect driver’s car. Skoda is offering them a manual gearbox with 1.5 TSI in Slavia. This engine makes the Slavia and Vertus, the most powerful medium-sized sedans in the segment. Those who consider themselves enthusiastic will choose the 1.5-liter TSI engine. In addition, the engine comes with ACT or active cylinder technology which can basically shut down some of its cylinders under certain conditions which means it will be able to save some fuel.
Volkswagen Virtus will offer two trims. There will be a dynamic line and a performance line. The dynamic line is expected to offer three variants under it. There will be comfortline, highline and topline. It will only be offered with 1.0 TSI. Moreover, we expect that automatic transmission will be offered in highline and topline variants.
Then there is the performance line under which the GT variant will be. It will be given with only 1.5 TSI. There will also be some cosmetic changes in the performance line. For example, a black-out roof, alloy wheels and exterior rearview mirror, a roof-cover spoiler and red brake caliper. The interior will also have a black-out theme with a red insert on the dashboard. In addition, the seats will have red stitching, steering wheel and gear lever, you will also find aluminum pedals. All these changes will give the sedan a more sporty theme.
The Volkswagen Virtus will come with an electric sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, a wireless charger and a cooling glovebox. You’ll also find ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, electronic stabilization program, heel hold control, up to 6 airbags, automatic headlamps, a new touchscreen infotainment system, and more.
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