In recent news, the Made-in-India VW Virtus received a perfect 5 stars on the Latin NCAP test. Virtus is built on Volkswagen’s MQB A0 IN platform, which was designed specifically for emerging markets such as India and Latin America. VW has always been concerned about the safety of its vehicles, so it should come as no surprise that the Virtus received the highest rating. In India, it competes with the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and its Skoda Slavia cousin.
- Made-in-India VW Virtus is exported to a lot of countries.
- The premium mid-size sedan bagged a full 5-star safety rating at the Latin NCAP test.
- Virtus is based on the MQB A0 IN platform from Volkswagen.
Virtus received an impressive 92% in adult occupant protection. The driver and passenger’s head and neck protection was good, the driver’s chest provided adequate protection, the passenger’s chest provided adequate protection, the driver and passenger’s knee provided adequate protection, the driver’s tibias and passenger’s left tibia provided adequate protection, the passenger’s right tibia provided good protection, the footwell area was rated stable, and the bodyshell was also rated stable and capable of withstanding additional load.
Virtus received a score of 92% for child occupant protection. Using the rearward ISOFIX anchorages, the vehicle was capable of preventing head exposure and providing adequate protection for the 3-year-old child. The CRS prevented head exposure and provided complete protection. The virus received 53% points for pedestrians and vulnerable road users, while it received 85% points for Safety Assist Systems.
The VW Virtus is powered by two engines: a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO. The smaller engine has a maximum power of 115 PS and a maximum torque of 175 Nm, while the larger unit has a maximum power of 150 PS and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. The former has a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, while the latter has a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. Ex-showroom prices range from Rs 11.32 lakh to Rs 18.42 lakh.