Design and Dimensions
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan will be based on the same MQB A0 IN platform as the Skoda Slavia and VW Taigun. The newly-launched Slavia stands 4,541mm in length, 1,752mm in width and 1,487mm in height, and comes with a wheelbase of 2,651 mm. The upcoming Virtus sedan is likely to have similar dimensions but a different design as seen in the case of Kushaq and Taigun as well.
The Volkswagen Virtus will have features similar to the Skoda Slavia. On the inside, the Virtus sedan is expected to come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen information display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully-digital instrument cluster, wireless charger, automatic climate control and electric sunroof. Other notable features are automatic wipers, rear AC vents, cruise control, auto headlamps and auto wipers. The layout and design inside the cabin is expected to be different from the Slavia.
In terms of exterior, the sedan will have a two-slat grille, LED DRLs and twin projector headlamps.
The Virtus sedan will be powered by two engine options – a 1.0-litre TSI petrol and 1.5-litre TSI petrol. The former will churn out 113 hp power/178 Nm torque and the latter will produce 150hp power/250 Nm torque. Both engines will be mated with a six-speed manual transmission, however the 1.0-litre TSI engine will get a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and the 1.5-litre TSI engine will have an advanced seven-speed DSG transmission.
The Volkswagen Virtus safety suite will come equipped with features such as ABS, EBD, six airbags, reverse camera, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, rear parking sensors and traction control.
Price and Rivals
Skoda Slavia prices start from Rs 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Hence, we can expect the Volkswagen Virtus to be priced a bit higher than the Skoda Slavia.
At the time of launch, the Virtus sedan will compete with the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Skoda Slavia.