Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Volkswagen Virtus Launched At Rs. 11.22 Lakh

The Volkswagen Virtus is offered in two trim options – Dynamic Line and Performance Line, and is priced between Rs. 11.21 lakh and Rs. 17.91 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Virtus is the second model from VW to be built on the MQB-A0-IN platform.

The Volkswagen Virtus, the German automaker’s long-awaited tiny sedan, has gone on sale in India, with prices starting at Rs. 11.22 lakh (ex-showroom, India). There are two trim levels available for the Virtus: Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The former is available in three trim levels: Comfortline, Highline, and Topline, with costs ranging from Rs. 11.21 lakh to Rs. 15.72 lakh, respectively, whilst the top-tier Performance Line option has only one trim level: the GT Line, with a price of Rs. 17.92 lakh (all prices ex-showroom India). The Virtus is VW’s second model to be constructed on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which also serves as the foundation for the Taigun compact SUV.

  • The Volkswagen Virtus is the second VW model built on MQB-A0-IN
  • The Virtus is offered in two trims – Dynamic Line and Performance Line
  • The Virtus comes with 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI engines

Prices

Volkswagen VirtusDynamic Line (MT)Dynamic Line (AT)Performance Line (AT)
1.0 TSI ComfortlineRs. 11.22 Lakh
1.0 TSI HighlineRs. 12.98 LakhRs. 14.28 Lakh
1.0 TSI ToplineRs. 14.42 LakhRs. 15.72 Lakh
1.5 TSI GT LineRs. 17.92 Lakh

Engine & Transmission

We’ve already driven the Volkswagen Virtus and told you everything there is to know about it. Our review can be seen on the carandbike website. The 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 113 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque and is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed automatic torque converter, powers all Dynamic Line models. The Performance Line grade, on the other hand, comes standard with a 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of peak torque, as well as a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. Both have engine start-stop technology, with the latter also having Active Cylinder Deactivation.

DisplacementMax PowerPeak TorqueTransmission
999 cc114 bhp @ 5,000- 5,500 rpm178 Nm @1,750- 4,500 rpm6-Speed MT/ 6-Speed AT
1,498 cc148 bhp @ 5,000- 6,000 rpm250 Nm @1,600- 3,500 rpm7-Speed DSG

Design & Styling

The new Virtus features a striking design and aesthetics. A narrow grille with a chrome strip surrounds the automobile, which is complemented by a set of sleek LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The GT emblem on the grille is also included with the Performance Line trim. A strong front bumper with a big airdam and LED foglamps is also included. The Virtus comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, with the Dynamic Line getting dual-tone alloys and the Performance Line getting stylish all-black wheels.

Black exterior highlights, a black roof, and black ORVMs are all included in the Performance Line trim. The Virtus gets a strong bumper with underbody cladding, reflectors, and chrome inserts, as well as smoked LED taillamps. Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Curcuma Yellow, Reflex Silver, and Rising Blue Metallic are the six colours available for the Virtus. The Virtus is the segment’s longest and widest vehicle in terms of size.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeightWheelbaseGround ClearanceBoot Space
VW Virtus4,561 mm1,752 mm1,507 mm2,651 mm179 mm521-litre

Interior & Features

The Volkswagen Virtus has a large and well-designed interior with a dual-tone black and beige colour scheme. The dashboard of the Performance Line Virtus has red highlights that are unique to the Wild Cherry Red colour scheme. A big 10.1-inch entertainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a fully digital virtual instrument cluster and a flat-bottom steering wheel, are featured on the driver-focused dashboard.

A wireless phone charger, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control, rear air-con vents, and an electric sunroof are among the car’s amenities. The Virtus has a class-leading 521-litre cargo space, which can be increased to 1,050-litres by folding the second-row seat. A 60:40 split function is also included with the Performance Line.

The Virtus is equipped with over 40 safety measures, including standard equipment like as dual airbags, ABS with EBS, parking sensors, and more. Three-point seat belts for all passengers, a rear parking camera, electronic stability control (ESC), multi-collision braking, Tyre pressure deflation warning, hill hold control, and other safety features are included.

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