May 13, 2022

Mass production of the Volkswagen Virtus is underway ahead of its launch in May

Pricing for the sedan will be announced in May

  • Online and offline pre-launch reservations are already underway.

  • Will be available in Dynamic and Performance (GT) range trims.

  • Features include up to six airbags, ventilated front seats, power sunroof and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

  • Powered by 1 liter and 1.5 liter turbo petrol engines.

Mass production of the Volkswagen Virtus is underway as the first unit rolled out of its Chakan (Pune) plant 12 years after its predecessor Vento began mass production in August 2010. Its pre-launch reservations are also open and prices will be released in May.

The Volkswagen Virtus will be available in Dynamic and Performance (GT) versions. It shares its underpinnings and powertrains with the Slavia, but has its distinctive exterior and interior styling. VW claims the Virtus is 4561mm long, making it the longest sedan in its segment.

Volkswagen offers the sedan with two turbo-petrol engines: 115 hp 1 liter and 150 hp 1.5 liter. Transmission options for the 1-litre engine include a 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic, while the 1.5-litre unit comes with a standard 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch auto) . Note that its sibling, the Slavia, gets the 1.5 TSI and 6-speed manual combination as well as the 7-speed DSG.

Volkswagen Virtus detailed in 25 images

The Virtus features LED headlights (standard), automatic windshield wipers, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 8-inch all-digital driver display, front seats ventilated and an electric sunroof. Safety features include up to six airbags, electronic stability control, hill hold assist and a rear parking camera.

Volkswagen is expected to price the Virtus from Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will compete with the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, City of Hondaand the Skoda Slavia.