2018 VW Virtus (Vento) spotted. On Sale soon
After revealeing the India-bound Polo hatchback, Volkswagen is wasting no time bringing out its sedan version. The VW Polo Sedan aka VW Virtus (or Vento in India) will share most features with the hatchback, with the obvious exception of boot (check if new generation).
Though the Virtus is primarily intended for South American market, the possibility of it reaching India cannot be ruled out. The existing Vento is slowly beginning to show its age, and in comparison, the Virtus (might be called Vento here) feels more up-market. The manufacturer has however not commented on its prospects yet.
|Price||Rs. 9 lakhs|
|Engine||Petrol & Diesel|
2018 VW Virtus Design – Interior and Exterior
The new VW Virtus has longer wheelbase than the Polo (2564mm). This should equate to better interior space, as is very essential in a segment that contains cars like the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. Its interior looks premium and gets features like Cruise Control, multi-function steering wheel, 10.2 virtual instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. A wide range of premium features and conventional safety equipment will be available as well.
Talking about its exterior, the car looks better than the existing Vento. While the front fascia shares most details with the Polo, its bumper is different. Its sides look smart and there’s chrome lining on the windows. The rear is bigger and better integrated, and gets wraparound LED taillights.
2018 VW Virtus engine
Based on the market, the VW Virtus will adopt a number of engine options. The 120 cv (120 hp) 1.6-litre MSI and 128 cv (128 hp) 1.0-litre TSI engines could be made available in Brazil and other South American markets.
In India, the 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 1.5-litre TDI and 1.2-litre petrol units are the most likely candidates.
2018 VW Virtus price & release date
The new VW Virtus is in its final pre-production stage and launch will happen soon in Brazil. There’s no confirmation as to if or when the car will launch in India. The VW group won’t be part of next year’s Delhi Auto Expo and until further clarification comes out, we are also in the dark.