Volkswagen India recently launched production of its all-new Virtus premium sedan at its Chakan plant near Pune, Maharashtra. Volkswagen Virtus is a premium sedan that will replace the Vento when it is launched. The manufacturer has not yet revealed the official prices of the future sedan. As mentioned above, production of the all-new Virtus has begun and the manufacturer has now released a new TVC which shows a preview of how the car is made at the Chakan factory. Volkswagen Virtus will compete with cars like Skoda Slavia, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in the segment.
The video was shared by Volkswagen India on its YouTube channel. The video shows an aerial view of the production plant and shows a glimpse of how the car is made there. The robotic arms, assembly line and staff testing the product at every stage of manufacturing can be seen in India. With this video, Volkswagen wants to show the world that no compromises were made when manufacturing the Virtus for India. It is Volkswagen’s second product under the India 2.0 strategy.
Skoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus share a lot in common, just like Skoda Kushaq and Taigun. The overall design of the two sedans is different, however. The Volkswagen Virtus has a typical Volkswagen design. The car comes with a premium grille with chrome surrounds. The headlights are designed as an extension of the grille as seen on other Volkswagen models. The headlights are LED projector units and come with integrated LED daytime running lights. LED fog lights are placed on the bumper. Volkswagen Virtus gets all LED taillights, two-tone alloy wheels and a sloping roof design.
Inside, Volkswagen offers a high-end cabin. It comes with features like leather upholstery, ventilated seats, automatic climate control, power sunroof, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, push button start, dashboard fully digital, the touchscreen infotainment system, the wireless phone charger, the cooled glove box, and more. Volkswagen will also offer safety features such as stability control, hill start, tire deflation warning, electronic differential lock, multi-collision braking and even six airbags with the top-end variants.
Just like Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen will offer Virtus with two engine options. There will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol. The 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine generates 115 hp and 178 Nm of peak torque. The engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. The 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine generates 150 hp and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DSG transmission. Just like Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus will also be sold in two different versions. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine will come under the Dynamic Line and the much sportier 1.5-litre petrol engine will be offered as a GT variant under the Performance Line. pre-bookings for Volkswagen Virtus have already started and the car is expected to launch in the coming months.