Volkswagen has revealed a Polo-based sedan- The Virtus, in Brazil. It shares most features with the recently updated Polo hatchback with the obvious exception of boot.
Though the Virtus is primarily intended for South American market, the possibility of it reaching India cannot be ruled out. The existing Vento is 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. Virtus 1.6 MSI, Virtus Comfortline 200 TSI, and Virtus Highline 200 TSI are the variants available in Brazil.
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 has already launched 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.