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Volkswagen India has finally taken the wraps off its brand new mid-size sedan, Volkswagen Virus. The 2022 Volkswagen Virtus will replace the Vento in the company’s India line-up. The Virtus emerges as a more premium offering than the Vento and also than its other rivals in the segment. So, in this article, we have shared the top 5 highlights of the new Volkswagen Virtus.
New Volkswagen Virtus: Exterior
The new VW Virtus is one good looking sedan. It looks like a typical VW sedan with its sharp design and bold cuts & creases on the body lines that will possibly draw a lot of eyeballs out on the streets. VW will offer the Virtus in a total of six different colours, namely Rising Blue Metallic, Curcuma Yellow, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Candy White and Wild Cherry Red.
New Volkswagen Virtus: Interior
The new-age Volkswagen cars are loaded with features up to the brim and the new Virtus is no different. It gets a large 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Moreover, the sedan features an electric sunroof, a fully digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats and more.
New Volkswagen Virtus: Engine
VW is offering the Virtuswith two engine options. It gets a 1.0-litre TSI motor that develops 115 PS and 178 Nm. This engine is paired with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed torque-converter AT. It also gets a 1.5-litre TSI motor that develops 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with a 6-speed MT and a 7-speed DSG.
New Volkswagen Virtus: Safety
Volkswagen cars have always been known for their hi-tech safety and the same can be expected from the Virtus as well. It is offered with six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), hill-hold control, a rear parking camera with reverse parking sensors, and more.
New Volkswagen Virtus: Launch Date and Price
The VW Virtus will be launched in India in May this year. It is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 18 lakh, ex-showroom, and will rival the Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, and Honda City.
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