German marque Volkswagen has launched the much-awaited Virtus sedan in India with prices starting at Rs 11.22 lakh (ex-showroom) and going up to Rs 17.92 lakh (ex-showroom). The car comes with four trim options- Comfortline, Highline and Topline available with the 1.0-litre TSI and the GT Plus available with the 1.5-litre TSI. Click here to read our Volkswagen Virtus review.
Volkswagen has used the Indianised MQB-A0-IN platform for the Virtus. Dimensionally, it measures 4561mm in length with a wheelbase of 2651mm. Carrying a typical Volkswagen design language, the car gets LED headlamps and LED DRLs up front along with LED taillamps. The GT Plus variant gets some extra bits, like a dual-tone paint with blacked roof, black ORVMs, GT badging and blacked-out alloys.
Volkswagen has divided the Virtus lineup based on the engine into the Dynamic Line and Performance Line, using the 1.0 TSI and the 1.5 TSI respectively. The 1.0-litre puts out 110bhp and 178Nm of torque and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The larger 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine has access to 150bhp and 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission only.
Volkswagen Virtus fuel efficiency (claimed)
- Volkswagen Virtus 1.0 TSI MT - 19.40kmpl
- Volkswagen Virtus 1.0 TSI AT - 18.12kmpl
- Volkswagen Virtus 1.5 TSI DSG - 18.67kmpl
Prices for the Volkswagen Virtus start at Rs 11.22 lakh for the base Comfortline with the 1.0 TSI with manual transmission. The Topline with the 1.0 TSI and automatic transmission is priced at Rs 15.72 lakh. The Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus with the 1.5 TSI and DSG transmission is priced at Rs 17.92 lakh (all prices ex-showroom).
Volkswagen Virtus price list (ex-showroom)
- Comfortline 1.0-litre TSI MT - Rs 11,21,900
- Highline 1.0-litre TSI MT - Rs 12,97,900
- Highline 1.0-litre TSI AT - Rs 14,27,900
- Topline 1.0-litre TSI MT - Rs 14,41,900
- Topline 1.0-litre TSI AT - Rs 15,71,900
- GT Plus 1.5-litre TSI DSG - Rs 17,91,900
The car comes with over 40 safety features like 6-airbags, electronic stability control, park distance control, rear view camera, multi-collision brakes, hill hold control, tyre deflation warning, ISOFIX and more.
The car is part of Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 project of which products like the VW Taigun, Skoda Slavia and Skoda Kushaq are a part. The Virtus will compete against the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and its Czech branded sibling, the Skoda Slavia.