New Volkswagen Virtus Launched


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Volkswagen Virtus will make its world premiere on 8th March in India. It’s scheduled to go on sale in May 2022.

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Upcoming Volkswagen Compact Sedan Teased Ahead Of India Debut

Volkswagen India is readying the global debut of the upcoming compact sedan in India on March 8, 2022, and ahead of its official arrival, the Indian arm of the German carmaker shared an image, teasing the top-down section, revealing a tad bit of the car. Expected to be called Volkswagen Virtus, the upcoming compact sedan is based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform, that also underpins the Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Slavia as well as Skoda Kushaq SUV. The upcoming Volkswagen Virtus compact sedan will replace the outdated Volkswagen Vento in the country, as a premium model from the Wolfsburg automaker.


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Volkswagen Virtus Compact Sedan Makes Global Debut, India Launch This Year


Volkswagen India has revealed the new Virtus compact sedan that makes its global debut. The all-new offering is the newest car to be built on the MQB A0 IN platform and is the fourth car on the platform under the SAVWIPL umbrella. The new Volkswagen Virtus will be offered with engine options and three transmission choices, while also carrying the coveted GT badge on the more powerful versions. Volkswagen has commenced accepting pre-bookings at its sales touchpoints pan India with the launch scheduled later in the year.


The Volkswagen Virtus replaces the Vento in the company's stable and is substantially 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 an impressive 521 litres. It is also the longest and widest car in the class. The model also looks sharper and edgier, almost growing to the size of the previous generation VW Jetta that was on sale in the country. 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 wide 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.


Cabin highlights include 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.


Power will come from the 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that develops 113 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter. The GT Line will draw power from the more powerful 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine that develops 148 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine will get a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG transmission choice. The 1.5-litre TSI EVO will also come with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that de-activates two cylinders in the interest of fuel efficiency and emissions. More details on the fuel efficiency figures and prices will be available closer to the launch.

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Volkswagen Virtus is officially unveiled at world-premiere in India. It’s VW’s second product under “India 2.0” project and based on MQB A0 IN platform with upto 95% localization.

The sedan is claimed to be longest in segment and offering best-in-class cabin and boot space of 521 liters. VW Virtus will be available in multiple engine options:

The 1.5L TSI (150 PS & 250 Nm) and 1.0L TSI (115 PS & 178 Nm). Both equipped with idle Start / Stop and mated to choice of 6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT (torque converter) or 7-Speed DSG (1.5L only).

Pre-bookings are now open ahead of expected launch in May 2022. Exterior colors include Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.

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Press Release:
The curtains have been raised today as Volkswagen unveils the new global sedan “Volkswagen Virtus” for the Indian market. Big by design, the New Volkswagen Virtus embodies a dynamic and emotional design language depicting a confident character. The newest member of the Volkswagen family and latest entrant in the premium midsize sedan segment, the New Virtus is striking, exhilarating and German engineered and will reinvigorate the segment and reignite the love for sedans.

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% localization levels. The flexibility of the platform has enabled the New Virtus to be the longest car in the segment (4,561 mm) providing ample cabin and boot space (521 litres) to customers. True to every Volkswagen, the carline encompasses the core DNA of the brand that stands for superior build quality, safety and fun-to-drive experience.

“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 India.

“The New Volkswagen Virtus offers nothing but brilliance in the premium midsize sedan segment. Being the longest car in the segment, spaciousness is no longer a compromise for our customers. With its confident character, the New Virtus is loaded with best in class features in both the Dynamic and Performance line that will appeal and impress the aspirational Indian customer. Enhancing the personality of the Virtus further on the Performance line are the iconic GT elements that provide a unique character to the car”, said Ashish Gupta.

Powered by the globally acclaimed TSI technology, the New Virtus will be available in the 1.5l TSI EVO engine with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and 1.0l TSI engine both equipped with idle Start/Stop and will be mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter or 7-speed DSG transmission option. The efficient TSI technology delivers a peak power of 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm of torque on the 1.5l TSI EVO engine giving customers maximum power at minimum consumption. Along with instant acceleration with an 85kW (115PS) power delivery and 178 Nm on torque on the 1.0l TSI engine offering customers a fun-to-drive experience. The exemplary performance is supported by R16 alloy wheels on the New Virtus.

With stylishly confident but never obtrusive interiors, the New Virtus is equipped with a host of technology, entertainment and connectivity features such as the 20.32 cm digital cockpit, 25.65 cm large touchscreen infotainment system equipped with wireless App Connect through Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, KESSY (key less entry and engine start), an electric sunroof, smart-touch Climatronic AC, 8-speakers with immersive sound as standard, wireless mobile charging, front ventilated leather seats, MyVolkswagen Connect App and many more.

At Volkswagen, safety is a top priority and is synonymous with the brand. The New Virtus is equipped with 40+ active and passive safety features. The sedan offers up to 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, seamlessly integrated LED headlamps with LED DRLs, ISOFIX, 3 headrests at the rear, tire pressure deflation warning, reverse camera among many other features.

The New Virtus will be available in vibrant and exciting exterior colors such as the Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.

With 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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Volkswagen Virtus production has commenced at Chakan plant in Pune.

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Volkswagen has commenced the preview of Virtus at its 152-dealership network across India. Pre-bookings are now open as well.

The car is scheduled to launch on 9th June in India.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, today, kicked off the pan India previews of its striking, exhilarating, German-engineered, new global sedan - the Virtus. The previews will be held simultaneously across all 152 Volkswagen dealerships in India from 14 May to 08 June 2022. The Virtus is the second product from the brand, under the India 2.0 project, which will be launched in the Indian market on 9th June 2022. The initiative takes the brand a step closer towards completing the India 2.0 Project.

Through the pan India previews, customers will get an exclusive opportunity to experience the Virtus before its market launch in the region. Along with the carline, customers will also get to witness a unique Volkswagen experience across all the dealerships in India with its new brand design language that is more vibrant, modern, inviting, digitally connected and humane; digitalized solutions that enhance accessibility and convenience.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “At Volkswagen, we have been waiting for this moment to bring the thrill of the New Virtus to our customers. I am excited to kick start the Virtus pan India previews across all Volkswagen touchpoints in India. This initiative will provide our existing and potential customers with an exclusive opportunity to experience our new global sedan before its market launch. All of us at Volkswagen are looking forward to the previews and are confident that our latest product offering, that is best in its class, will receive a positive response and reinvigorate the premium midsize sedan segment in India. It is time for our customers to say hello Goosebumps.”

The New Virtus embodies a dynamic and emotional design language of a Volkswagen and is built on the core DNA of the brand that stands for superior build quality, safety, and fun-to-drive experience. The new sedan is built on the MQB A0 IN Platform with up to 95% localization levels. The flexibility of the platform enabled the new sedan to be the longest car in the segment (4,561 mm) with cabin and boot space (521 litres), truly making it - Big by design.

Along with striking exteriors and premium interiors, the Virtus comes equipped with a host of technology, entertainment, and connectivity features such as the 20.32 cm digital cockpit, 25.65 cm large touchscreen infotainment system with wireless App Connect through Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, KESSY (key less entry and engine start), an electric sunroof, smart-touch Climatronic AC, 8-speakers with

immersive sound as standard, wireless mobile charging, front ventilated leather seats, MyVolkswagen Connect App and many more that will appeal and impress the aspirational Indian customer. Safety being the top priority at Volkswagen, the new sedan offers 40+ active and passive safety features, including up to 6 airbags, a reverse camera, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, seamlessly integrated LED headlamps with LED DRLs, ISOFIX among other features.

The carline is a true marvel of German engineering and is offered in the 1.5L TSI EVO engine with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and 1.0L TSI engine both equipped with idle Start/Stop and mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter or 7-speed DSG transmission option.

The New Virtus will be available in vibrant and exciting exterior colors such as the Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.

Customers can pre-book the Volkswagen Virtus across the 152 sales touchpoints in India and also, through the online booking platform on the Volkswagen India website.
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Volkswagen Virtus compact sedan launched in India

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Volkswagen Virtus, the long-anticipated compact sedan from the German carmaker, has officially gone on sale in India, with prices starting from ₹ 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Virtus is offered in two trim options - Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The former is offered in three variants - Comfortline, Highline, and Topline, which are priced between ₹ 11.21 lakh and ₹ 15.71 lakh, whereas the top-end Performance Line option, which only has one variant, the GT Line, is priced at ₹ 17.91 lakh (all prices ex-showroom India).

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All variants under the Dynamic Line are powered by the 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that makes 113 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed automatic torque converter. The Performance Line trim, on the other hand, gets the 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which churns out a good 148 bhp and a meaty 250 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission as standard. Both get engine start-stop function, while the latter also gets Active Cylinder Deactivation technology.

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The Virtus will be offered in six colours - Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, and Rising Blue Metallic. With respect to the dimensions, the Virtus is the longest and the widest in the segment.

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In terms of features, the car comes with a wireless phone charger, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, rear air-con vents, and an electric sunroof. The Virtus comes with a class-leading 521-litre of boot space, which can be further expanded to 1,050-litre by folding down the second-row seat. The Performance Line also comes with a 60:40 split function.

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The Virtus is equipped with more than 40 features, which include standard offerings like - dual airbags, ABS with EBS, parking sensors and more. Other safety features include 3-point seat belts for all passengers, a rear parking camera, electronic stability control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, Tyre pressure deflation warning, hill hold control and more.

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The driver-focused dashboard features a large 10.1-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a fully digital virtual instrument cluster, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
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Volkswagen Virtus bags over 4,000 Pre-bookings


The Volkswagen Virtus has just been launched and the new model's innings seem to have kicked off on a positive note. The compact sedan has garnered over 4,000 pre-bookings before the launch. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director - Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, confirmed the development to carandbike on the sidelines of the launch. The new Volkswagen Virtus compact sedan is priced from ₹ 11.21 lakh for the Comfortline trim, going up to ₹ 17.91 lakh for the GT Line trim. All prices are ex-showroom, India.


Gupta also revealed that about 60 per cent of the bookings have come for the 1.0-litre TSI version of the car, while 15 per cent of the bookings have come online. The Virtus is also offered in the single 1.5-litre TSI GT Performance Line trim that seems to be garnering the rest of the demand. Volkswagen is offering the sedan in fewer but more loaded variants with only 4 variants on sale. The 1.0-litre TSI engine is offered in the Comfortline, Highline and Topline variants with manual and automatic transmissions, while the GT Line arrives in a single fully-loaded spec with the 1.5-litre TSI and the 7-speed DSG. That said, it will be interesting to see how Virtus holds the sales momentum going forward.
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Volkswagen Virtus Price List (Ex.Showroom, India)

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Volkswagen India, today, launched the much-anticipated new global sedan, the all-new ‘Volkswagen Virtus’ for the Indian market. The Volkswagen Virtus will be available at an introductory price of INR 11.21 lakh, ex-showroom, India.

With the launch of the Virtus, Volkswagen India has fulfilled its commitment of launching two new products under the Group’s India 2.0 project. Developed on the globally renowned MQB A0 IN platform, the Virtus is manufactured at the Chakan plant in Pune and comes with up to 95% localization levels. The flexibility of the platform has enabled the new Virtus to be the longest car in the segment (4,561 mm) providing ample cabin and boot space (521 litres) to customers.

The striking, exhilarating, and German-engineered sedan is an embodiment of the brand’s core DNA of superior build quality, safety, and a fun-to-drive experience. As a true Volkswagen, the Virtus represents a global sedan lineage of the brand and is specifically designed to meet the mobility needs of the aspirational Indian customers in the segment. The sedan is the latest entrant and is all set to redefine the premium midsize segment in India.

Speaking at the launch of the new Volkswagen Virtus, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are delighted by the admiration that is pouring in for the Virtus and are very eager to see it on the Indian roads. The product is a complete package built on the legacy and heritage of Volkswagen sedans. We are confident that the Virtus with its best-in-class features, driving dynamics, and outstanding personality will reignite the love for sedans among customers and reenergize the segment. The launch of the Virtus is a historic moment for us at Volkswagen as it also marks the success of the India 2.0 project under which we delivered highly acclaimed Taigun, and now the Virtus.”

Big by Design, the Virtus comes with a distinctive and striking design, that not only makes it a sight to behold but also a treat to drive. Crafted for the thrill of driving, the Virtus is definitely, a head-turner. The sedan is equipped with standard LED head lights, signature chrome grille, R16 ’Razor’ alloys, chrome window strips, chrome door handles that accentuate the striking look of this sedan. The Virtus also comprises of an electric sunroof, and sharp shoulder lines that exude both power and elegance.

Along with the striking exteriors, the Virtus offers a stylishly confident, versatile, and modern interior layout, offering a world-class experience of connectivity, and technology with a human and elegant touch. Offering a high-quality scratch-resistant dashboard, premium dual-tone interiors, glossy black décor inserts, dual-tone seat upholstery, premium touch surfaces, and rear ac vents, the sedan combines comfort with sheer elegance, adding ‘oomph factor’ to all your drives.

The Virtus is also offered in the GT Plus variant and the elements include: ‘Razor’ black alloys, the GT badge, red brake calipers in front, carbon steel grey roof and door mirror caps, black spoiler, aluminum pedals amongst others, that reflect decades of legendary Volkswagen performance and technology, with a stunning design.

Big by Performance, the all-new Virtus is offered in the Dynamic and Performance line variants and is loaded with best-in-class features that will appeal and impress the aspirational Indian customer. The new Volkswagen sedan is powered by its globally acclaimed TSI technology and is available in 2 engine and 3 transmission options: 1.5l TSI EVO engine with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) that comes with 7-speed DSG transmission, delivering peak power of 110 kW (150PS) from 5000 to 6000 rpm range and peak torque of 250Nm at 1600 to 3500 rpm. Whereas the 1.0l TSI engine is mated to 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic torque converter, delivering 85kW (115PS) power ranging from 5000 to 5500 rpm and 178 Nm of torque at 1750 to 4500 rpm.

Big by Connectivity, the new sedan comes with a host of technology, entertainment, and connectivity features such as the 20.32 cm digital cockpit, 25.65 cm large touchscreen infotainment system equipped with wireless AppConnect through Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, 8-speakers with immersive sound as standard, wireless mobile charging, My Volkswagen Connect 2.0 and many more, that matches your mood and keeps you connected throughout your adventures. The premium, tech-enabled, practical, and connected car offering, indeed, make the Virtus an appealing proposition.

Big by Convenience, Virtus is equipped with intuitive, clever, and easy to use range of smart features like KESSY (keyless entry and engine start), an electric sunroof, smart-touch ‘Climatronic’ Auto AC, front ventilated seats, multi-functional steering wheel, 521L boot space, rear seats with 60:40 split folding backrest, Auto headlights, cooled glove box and Cruise control, that make driving not only convenient and comfortable for passengers.

Big by Safety, Volkswagen is synonymous with safety. The New Virtus has 40+ active and passive safety features that offer protection to both the driver and the occupants. The new sedan comes with up to 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, seamlessly integrated LED headlamps with LED DRLs, ISOFIX, 3 headrests at the rear, tire pressure deflation warning, reverse camera among many other features.

The New Virtus is available in six striking color that customers can choose from – Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.

With customers at the heart of the brand, Volkswagen India has been relentlessly working on providing a holistic service experience under its total cost of ownership (TCO) campaign, which offers a peace of mind ownership experience. The Volkswagen Virtus comes with the 4EVER Care package that offers 4-years/ 100,000 km warranty extendable up to 7 years, 4-years road-side assistance extendable up to 10 years and 3-labor free services. Further, for an affordable ownership experience customers can purchase their preferred loyalty product like service value packages, extended warranty and roadside assistance from their preferred dealership or through the online booking platform. The essential 4-year service value package of the Volkswagen Virtus starts at an attractive cost of INR 20,338 + GST.
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