The Virtus is the second product built under Volkswagen’s India 2.0 project that will be launched in India on 9 June 2022. The brand states that this initiative will take the brand a step closer towards completing the India 2.0 Project.
Volkswagen states that through the pan India previews, customers will get an opportunity to experience Virtus before its market launch in the region. The Volkswagen Virtus’ pre-bookings can be done through the 152 Volkswagen dealerships in India and through the brand’s official website.
“At Volkswagen, we have been waiting for this moment to bring the thrill of the New Virtus to our customers. I am excited to kick start the Virtus pan India previews across all Volkswagen touchpoints in India. This initiative will provide our existing and potential customers with an exclusive opportunity to experience our new global sedan before its market launch”, says Ashish Gupta, Brand Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan is built on the MQB A0 IN Platform with up to 95% localization. According to the brand, the flexibility of the platform enabled the new sedan to be the longest car in the segment (4,561 mm) with cabin and boot space (521 litres).
Moving on to the interior, the Virtus comes equipped with a host of technology and connectivity features such as an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, keyless entry and engine start system and an electric sunroof. Other notable interior features include smart-touch climatronic AC, 8-speaker sound system, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, MyVolkswagen Connect App and many more.
In terms of safety, the new Virtus sedan offers 40+ features, including up to 6 airbags, a reverse camera, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-collision brakes, hill-hold control, seamlessly integrated LED headlamps with LED DRLs, ISOFIX among others.
At the heart, the sedan is offered in a 1.5-litre TST EVO engine with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT) and a 1.0-litre TSI engine. The former is mated to a 7-speed DSG as standard, while the latter can be had with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter AT.
Speaking of the exterior colours, the new Volkswagen Virtus is offered in Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Carbon Steel Grey, Rising Blue, Candy White and Reflex Silver paint schemes.