Volkswagen Virtus Launched At INR 11.21 Lakh In India
The Virtus has been released in India, with prices ranging from Rs 11.21 lakh for the 1.0 TSI Comfortline to Rs 17.91 lakh for the top-spec 1.5 TSI GT model. The Virtus is already taking reservations. The Virtus is a sister model of the Skoda Slavia and the fourth made-for-India car from VW Group’s India 2.0 project.
The Virtus starts at Rs 10.99 lakh, which is somewhat higher than the Skoda Slavia. It is, however, less expensive than the Honda City, which begins at Rs 11.46 lakh. When it comes to the top-end option, the Virtus is Rs 47,000 cheaper than the Slavia.
The Virtus line starts with a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that produces 115hp and 178Nm and is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Volkswagen also offers a 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 150 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, as well as cylinder deactivation technology to save gasoline. For the time being, the 1.5 TSI comes only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre TSI engine in the Skoda Slavia, on the other hand, comes with both manual and automatic transmission options.
The Volkswagen Virtus is, of course, larger than the Vento, and the sedan’s styling has echoes of the larger Jetta. It has a more mature appearance than the Skoda Slavia, which is sportier and more compact. Check out our review for additional information on Virtus’ style.
The Volkswagen Virtus has the same width, height, and wheelbase as the Slavia, but it is somewhat longer. The Virtus, along with the Slavia, is the largest car in its class thanks to these proportions.
The Volkswagen Virtus is available in two variant lines: Dynamic Line, which includes all 1.0-litre models, and GT-badged Performance Line, which includes 1.5-litre models. The interiors of the Dynamic and Performance lines are beige and black, respectively, with red stitching on the seats, red detailing on the console, and aluminium pedals.
A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.0-inch instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, linked car technology, ventilated seats, a sunroof, a cooled glovebox, and auto headlights and wipers are included in the top-spec version. Higher-end models include six airbags, hill-hold control, ESC, and a tyre pressure monitor. The Virtus has a 521-litre container and a 60:40 split rear seat that allows for more space.
The Virtus comes with a variety of service packages from Volkswagen. The package costs Rs 20,388 for the 1.0-litre variants and Rs 22,881 for the 1.5-litre variants and covers service charges for four years. As a result, the Virtus will have an annual servicing fee of only Rs 5,000. The Virtus comes with a standard four-year/150,000-kilometer warranty that can be upgraded to seven years and 1,50,000 kilometres for Rs 11,525.
The Volkswagen Virtus competes with the Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, and Hyundai Verna, among other midsize cars. The City and the Verna are the only two cars in the segment with a diesel engine available as an option. Honda has also just released a powerful hybrid powertrain for the City.