Previously, the German brand had planned to unveil the Virtus at Auto Expo 2022, which will take place in February next year. But with the show postponed, Volkswagen India will stick to its plan to unveil the car in February 2022.
More about the Volkswagen Virtus
Based on the VW group’s modular MQB A0 platform, the Virtus is significantly larger than the Vento available in India. It is 4482mm long, 1751mm wide and 1472mm high, 92mm long, 52mm wide and 5mm higher than the Vento. Its wheelbase is 2651 mm, which is 98 mm more than the Vento’s 2553 mm.
The new Sedan MQB A0 IN platform is also common to Taigun, so both models (along with their Skoda twins) have identical wheelbases. The Virtus sedan was sold overseas. However, India may receive an updated model which will be unveiled soon.
Expect the Sedan list of features to mimic those seen on the Taigun SUV. These will include a 10.25-inch VW Play infotainment system, an all-digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control and a host of other benefits.
When it comes to powertrain options, the Volkswagen Virtus sedan for India will likely use the current 110 hp Vento 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine. In addition, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm will also be offered.
Powertrain options for the 1.0 TSI will likely include a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. On the other hand, the 5 TSI is expected to come with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission similar to the Taigun.