Volkswagen Virtus mid-size sedan to launch in India on June 9. Check details

  • Volkswagen Virtus launch is one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the Indian auto calendar.
Volkswagen Virtus launch will eventually establish if the mid-size sedan space can be salvaged or if SUVs are just too magnetic to ignore.
Volkswagen Virtus launch will eventually establish if the mid-size sedan space can be salvaged or if SUVs are just too magnetic to ignore.

Volkswagen Virtus mid-size sedan is all set for an official India launch on June 9. The Virtus from Volkswagen was already showcased last month in all its glory and is ready to take on established rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna, apart from its just-launched cousin Skoda Slavia. And while the mid-size segment in India may have lost ground to SUVs in recent years, Volkswagen - much like Skoda - is banking on its new product to inject a fresh lease of life into it.

Volkswagen Virtus is promising several aces up its sleeves that could potentially bring back the love for sedans in the country. The Virtus will replace Rapid in the Indian car market but there's much that is new about this car that could help it succeed. The Germans are, for instance, underlining an advanced level of safety and engineering alongside offering high-level comfort and convenience as the starry highlight of the Virtus.

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Volkswagen Virtus dimensions

The Virtus has a sporty yet dominating road presence and measures 4,561 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width, and has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm. While all of this promises to help enhance passenger comfort on the inside, there is also a mammoth 521 litres of boot space.

Volkswagen exterior highlights

Volkswagen Virtus gets LED projector headlights with integrated LED DRLs. The front grille has a sleek design and is highlighted by a shiny chrome lining. Standing on 16-inch razor black alloys, the sedan has ORVMs with integrated turn indicators while the rear bumper has black mesh and chrome accents.

Volkswagen Virtus trims and booking details

The Virtus from Volkswagen will be made available in two different trims - Dynamic Line and Performance Line. The sedan is already open for bookings at the company touchpoints spread across the country. The GT trim of the midsize sedan will be the top-spec one and it will get power from a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine.

Volkswagen Virtus competitors

Volkswagen Virtus will be positioned in a segment, where it will face tough competition from rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Skoda Slavia.

First Published Date: 12 Apr 2022, 12:42 PM IST

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