Volkswagen Virtus: price, variants explained

    The Virtus Dynamic Line with the 1.0 TSI engine will be the mainstay of the range, while the GT trim with the 1.5 TSI engine is an enthusiast-focused offering.

    Published On Jun 10, 2022 03:05:00 PM


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    Volkswagen has just launched the Virtus midsize sedan in India, priced between Rs 11.21 lakh-17.91 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Like the Taigun, the Virtus also comes in two distinct variant lines – Dynamic Line and Performance Line – largely differentiated by what’s under their hood. Here, we have listed the features and powertrains available on each individual trim of the Volkswagen Virtus.

    • Virtus gets four variants spread across two variant lines
    • No manual gearbox for Virtus 1.5 TSI
    • Performance Line also gets sportier cosmetic trims as a differentiator

    Volkswagen Virtus: variant break-up, engine details

    The Virtus’s Dynamic Line is split into three trims – Comfortline, Highline and Topline – while the Performance Line comes in a single, fully-loaded GT trim.

    The Dynamic Line is available with the 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine with both manual and automatic gearboxes. The manual gearbox is offered on all three trims while the automatic gearbox is available on the Highline and Topline trims.

    As for the Performance Line, it’s distinguished by the 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine under its hood. However, unlike the Taigun and also its sibling, the Skoda Slavia, the 1.5 TSI engine misses out on a manual gearbox and is only available with the 7-speed DCT gearbox in a sole, fully loaded GT trim.

    The Performance Line also sets itself apart with distinct sporty elements such as blacked-out alloy wheels, GT badges, contrasting black roof and wing mirrors, as well as a subtle boot lid spoiler.

    Here is a break-up of all features available on each trim of the Volkswagen Virtus:

    Volkswagen Virtus Comfortline (Rs 11.21 lakh)

    Powertrain – 1.0 turbo-petrol MT

    • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
    • LED tail-lamps
    • 16-inch steel wheels with covers
    • LED turn indicators on wing mirrors
    • Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
    • Black fabric upholstery
    • Steering rake and reach adjust
    • Engine idle start/stop
    • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Height adjustable driver’s seat
    • 8 speakers
    • Dual airbags
    • ESC
    • ABS with EBD
    • Multi-collision braking
    • Electronic differential lock
    • Tyre pressure warning
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Rear defogger

    Volkswagen Virtus Highline (Rs 12.97 lakh-14.41 lakh)

    Powertrain – 1.0 turbo-petrol MT, 1.0 turbo-petrol AT

    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Power folding wing mirrors
    • Chrome exterior garnishes
    • Fog lamps with cornering function
    • Beige fabric upholstery
    • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Wireless phone charging
    • 60:40 split-folding rear seat
    • Front and rear centre armrest
    • Touch-based auto climate control
    • Rear AC vents
    • Keyless entry and go
    • Push-button start/stop
    • Cruise control
    • Ambient lighting
    • Hill-start assist (AT only)
    • Paddle shifters (AT only)
    • Rear-view camera

    Volkswagen Virtus Topline (Rs 14.41 lakh-15.71 lakh)

    Powertrain – 1.0 turbo-petrol MT, 1.0 turbo-petrol AT

    • Automatic LED headlamps
    • 16-inch dual-tone alloys
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Electric Sunroof
    • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Connected car features
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Hill-start assist (MT and AT)
    • Passenger seat height adjust
    • Leather/leatherette upholstery
    • 6 airbags

    Volkswagen Virtus GT (Rs 17.91 lakh)

    Powertrain – 1.5 turbo-petrol DCT

    • Black-painted 16-inch alloys
    • Contrasting black roof and wing mirrors
    • Gloss black rear spoiler
    • Red front brake callipers
    • Aluminium pedals
    • Red interior ambient lighting
    • Dual-tone leather/leatherette upholstery
    • Cylinder de-activation technology

    Volkswagen Virtus: engine and gearbox details

    The 1.0-litre TSI engine on the Virtus produces 115hp and 178Nm, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre TSI engine produces 150hp and 250Nm and comes with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

    Volkswagen claims an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency figure of 19.40kpl and 18.12kpl for the 1.0 TSI manual and automatic variants, respectively. Meanwhile, the 1.5 TSI AT has an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 18.67kpl.

    Volkswagen Virtus: rivals in India

    The Virtus takes on other midsize sedans in the market like the Skoda SlaviaMaruti Suzuki CiazHonda City and the Hyundai Verna. The City and Verna are the only two cars in the segment that also get a diesel engine as an option. Moreover, Honda recently introduced a strong hybrid powertrain for the City as well.

    Which variant are you most likely to opt for from the Volkswagen Virtus range? Let us know in the comments below.

    Also See:

    Volkswagen Virtus vs rivals: specifications comparison

    Volkswagen Virtus review: New Honda City rival is a Jetta reborn

    As Slavia, Virtus debut, India a priority for VW in chip allocations

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