2022 Volkswagen Virtus launched in India: Highlights

  • Volkswagen Virtus mid-size sedan is all set to spice up the segment which has seen shrinking amid rise of SUVs in India. It will lock horns with the likes of Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 09 Jun 2022, 12:58 PM
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan features a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of churning out 115 PS of power. It is also available with a powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that can generate power of 150 PS.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan features a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of churning out 115 PS of power. It is also available with a powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that can generate power of 150 PS.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan features a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of churning out 115 PS of power. It is also available with a powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that can generate power of 150 PS.
The Volkswagen Virtus sedan features a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of churning out 115 PS of power. It is also available with a powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that can generate power of 150 PS.

Volkswagen Virtus has been officially launched in India at a starting and introductory price of 11.21 lakh (ex showroom). The Virtus replaces Vento in India and comes as the second product from the brand under its India 2.0-project, the first being the Taigun.

 

Volkswagen in India has been in the sedan space for quite some time. Yet, the German carmaker has not been able to challenge the segment leaders with its products like Ameo in sub-compact sedan segment or Vento in the mid-size sedan space. With Virtus, Volkswagen hopes to bring some fresh breath of air in the segment that is dominated by the Japanese carmakers in India. 2022 Volkswagen Virtus will have its job cut out against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. It also has to differentiate itself from its technical cousin Skoda Slavia to carve out its niche in the segment.

 

Catch all the highlights from the launch event of Volkswagen Virtus here.

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Volkswagen Virtus has been officially launched in India at a starting and introductory price of 11.21 lakh (ex showroom). The Virtus replaces Vento in India and comes as the second product from the brand under its India 2.0-project, the first being the Taigun.

 

Volkswagen in India has been in the sedan space for quite some time. Yet, the German ...read more

09 Jun 2022, 12:56 PM IST

Virtus now available to challenge sedans and SUVs alike

With Virtus, Volkswagen is gunning for both sedans as well as mid-size SUVs. What do you make of the pricing? Also check out full launch report copy on our website.

For now, thanks for joining us.

09 Jun 2022, 12:55 PM IST

Price launch alert

Volkswagen Virtus launched at 11.21 lakh for the ComfortLine variant of the Dynamic Line Trim. There is also the HighLine and TopLine variants in this trim.

The GT Line - also called Performance Line - with the more powerful engine is priced at 17.91 lakh (all prices are ex showroom and introductory)

09 Jun 2022, 12:10 PM IST

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09 Jun 2022, 12:09 PM IST

…and it is a green!

The global launch and market introduction of Volkswagen Virtus gets underway.

09 Jun 2022, 11:08 AM IST

Watch our first-drive review of Volkswagen Virtus here:

09 Jun 2022, 10:39 AM IST

All eyes on pricing

Virtus may be a solid package but Indian customers would once again also measure the car for its price structure as against those of its rivals. It is important to also note that Slavia starts at around 10.70 lakh (ex showroom) in the country which means the base Virtus could be priced at around 11 lakh (ex showroom), possibly going up to 15.50 lakh for the top variant (ex showroom).

09 Jun 2022, 09:55 AM IST

Performance Line vs Dynamic Line

The biggest difference in terms of Virtus' Performance Line and Dynamic Line comes in what is under the hood. The former gets a more powerful 1.5-litre engine while the Dynamic Line has a turbo 1.0-litre motor.

The Performance Line is also sportier to look at courtesy blackened alloys and a rear spoiler.

09 Jun 2022, 09:27 AM IST

What features does the Virtus cabin pack in?

Virtus comes loaded with a plethora of features with the list including a 10-inch main infotainment screen, an all-digital driver display, ambient lighting, wireless phone charging functionality, sunroof and an eight-speaker sound system, among others.

09 Jun 2022, 09:15 AM IST

Will sedans make a comeback?

Officials from both Skoda and Volkswagen say that mid-size sedan space in the country has ceded space also because of lack of new products. In this regard, the likes of Slavia and Virtus are looking at injecting fresh energy.

09 Jun 2022, 08:06 AM IST

Volkswagen Virtus vs Skoda Slavia: Similarities

Volkswagen Virtus sedan is part of the Skoda Auto Volkswagen India's India 2.0 Project, which also include the Skoda Slavia. Both sedans are technical cousins thanks to the same MQB A0 IN platform that underpins them. Both sedans are being offered with two sets of petrol engine. These include a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI units. They are both similar in dimension and offer plenty of space inside thanks to a wide wheelbase.

Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus premium mid-size sedans aim to rejuvenate the segment amid SUV rush in India.
Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus premium mid-size sedans aim to rejuvenate the segment amid SUV rush in India.
Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus premium mid-size sedans aim to rejuvenate the segment amid SUV rush in India.
Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus premium mid-size sedans aim to rejuvenate the segment amid SUV rush in India.
09 Jun 2022, 07:25 AM IST

Why Volkswagen is betting high on Virtus

The sedan space in India has not seen much of a growth in recent times. At a time when SUVs seem to be the flavour of the season, sedans have taken a backseat as far as customer's first choice of a ride is concerned. Hence, the segment has not seen much happening of late, barring Skoda's Slavia entering the sedan space. Volkswagen has been talking about the potential to exploit the lack of products. The all-new Volkswagen Virtus aims to rejuvenate the segment with a stylish, powerful, yet comfortable sedan that promises to turn things around.

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