New Volkswagen Virtus Unveiled


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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 The upcoming Volkswagen Virtus compact sedan will replace the outdated Volkswagen Vento in the country, as a premium model from the Wolfsburg automaker.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.

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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Volkswagen Virtus: Exterior Pictures

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Volkswagen Virtus: Interior Pictures

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Volkswagen Virtus: Exterior Colors

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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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