Volkswagen is trying to revive its sales in India with its India-specific ‘Project 2.0’. It has already launched the Taigun, which was the first car under this initiative. Volkswagen was set to bring a new mid-size sedan to replace the ageing Vento. This mid-size sedan is a sister model to the Skoda Slavia. Today, Volkswagen has unveiled the Virtus for the Indian market. Unlike Slavia, which is a completely new product, Volkswagen sells the Virtus outside India. In today’s article, we will see the unveiled Volkswagen Virtus in India. 

Exterior design

Volkswagen Virtus India

The Virtus is kind of an extended version of the sixth-generation Polo. The front of the car gets sleek looking headlamps with L-shaped DRLs. It gets a two slate grille with the VW logo in the middle. Below it are the sporty looking bumpers. The side profile is identical to the Slavia. The rear gets wrap-around tail lamps that extend into the tailgate. Virtus also gets a GT variant with changes like red brake calipers, GT badging and sporty bumpers.

Volkswagen Virtus India – Interior design

Volkswagen Virtus India

The Virtus comes with simple but premium looking interiors. It gets a red & white coloured dashboard with an integrated infotainment system. It gets rectangular AC vents. Other interior highlights include a three-spoke steering wheel and digital instrument cluster.


Volkswagen Virtus India

The Virtus comes with the same engine options as the Taigun and Slavia. It comes with two petrol engine options. The first engine is a 1.0-litre TSI capable of producing 113bhp & 178Nm of torque. Transmission options include a manual and a torque converter gearbox. The other engine is a 1.5-litre TSI, capable of producing 148bhp & 250Nm of torque. This engine comes with a manual and a DSG gearbox option.   


Volkswagen Virtus India

Volkswagen Virtus comes loaded with features to take on the competition. It gets features like a digital instrument cluster, an electric sunroof, a 10.1-inch infotainment reverse parking camera, wireless charging, connected car tech. Safety features include six airbags, TPMS and automatic headlamps & wipers.

Volkswagen Virtus India – Launch & pricing

Volkswagen Virtus India

Volkswagen didn’t reveal the pricing of the Virtus, but it has opened bookings for the car. We expect Volkswagen to price the Virtus similar to the Skoda Slavia. So we can expect it to start from somewhere around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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