Volkswagen Virtus Sedan Unveiled; Bookings Open

Volkswagen has unveiled the new Virtus sedan and has started accepting bookings. India will be the first market where the VW Virtus will go on sale. It must be noted that the C-segment sedan is based on the same platform as the Skoda Slavia and offers the same engine and transmission options and the features are similar too.


Volkswagen will be offering the Virtus in two distinct variant lines – Dynamic Line (includes all 1.0 TSI variants, and the Performance Line (includes all the 1.5 TSI variants).

The C-segment sedan from VW will be offered with two petrol engine options – 1.0 litre TSI turbo-petrol engine producing 115 PS of power and 178 Nm of torque and a 1.5 litre TSI EVO petrol unit generating 150 PS and 250 Nm of twisting force. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT, 6-speed torque converter and a 7-speed DSG which is available only with the more powerful 1.5 litre variant.

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 German carmaker has given safety top priority which 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.

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 (keyless 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.


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 touchpoints in India and can also be initiated through the online booking platform on the Volkswagen India website.

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