Volkswagen Virtus To Officially Launch In India On June 9

Volkswagen Virtus India 1

Volkswagen Virtus comes equipped with features like a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated seats, etc

Volkswagen Passenger Cars India has sent an invite to the media for the launch of the Virtus midsize sedan as the event will be held on June 9, 2022. On March 8, VW hosted the world debut of the five-seater and its production began at the Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra towards the end of last month. Its pre-bookings are already open at authorised dealerships across the country.

The German auto major calls the Virtus the ‘new global sedan’ and there is a very good reason for that as it will be exported to 25 countries across 5 continents from the Chakan plant. The Virtus acts as a replacement for the long-served Vento which created quite a fanbase of its own for more than ten years but both do not have any commonalities.

In fact, the Volkswagen Virtus has plenty in common with the recently launched Skoda Slavia as both are based on the India 2.0 project. The Virtus is underpinned by the heavily localised MQB A0 IN platform and is the second VW model to sit on the architecture following the Taigun midsize five-seater SUV, which is garnering decent volume sales.

Volkswagen Virtus Production India 1

The VW Virtus will rival Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Skoda Slavia in the competitive segment. It has an overall length of 4,561 mm, a width of 1,752 mm and stands 1,507 mm tall with a wheelbase length of 2,651 mm and the bootspace capacity is at 521 litres. It is the longest in its class and is bigger than most of its competitors.

The midsize sedan derives power from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine as the Taigun, Kushaq and Slavia. The former develops a maximum power output of 110 PS and 175 Nm while the latter kicks out 150 PS maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque with manual and automatic transmission options.

Volkswagen Virtus Interior

The features list comprises a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls,  a wireless charger, ventilated front seats, push-button start/stop, cruise controls, six airbags, an all-digital instrument cluster, contrast accents in the Performance Line, and so on.