Volkswagen Virtus spied during testing in India, this car can replace Vento

The successor to Vento will be built on the newly localised MQB A0 IN platform of Skoda-Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Virtus

Highlights:

With minimal camouflage, the spy model was spotted, only covering the vital details such as the logo and model name.

For the 2021 successor of Vento, Volkswagen may take design cues from this sedan.

The engine and gearbox will be shared with the next-gen Skoda Rapid, and most likely will come with the 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine which does duty on the current model.

Except to be slightly more expensive than the current Vento sedan which priced between Rs 8.93 lakh to Rs 13.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen had recently replaced the Vento sedan with Virtus sedan in Brazil and now this car has been spotted during testing in Pune. The left-hand drive model of Volkswagen Virtus has been spotted in India. There are speculations that the Virtus sedan can replace the Vento in India too.

Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen Virtus is based on the sixth-generation VW Polo available in the international market. It is built on the extended version of the MQB A0 platform. There are also speculations that the company may take some design cues from this sedan for the upcoming Vento successor.

Volkswagen Virtus

In Brazil, this car gets features such as 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and LED headlamps. It is speculated that in its Indian version also you will get some good amount of features. For passenger safety, the company can offer it with features like multiple airbags and rear parking sensors.

Volkswagen Virtus

The car, which will replace Volkswagen Vento, will be offered only in petrol engines. The company can offer a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine in this upcoming car that generates 110 Ps of power and 175 Nm of torque. Along with the engine, it will get the option of 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The same engine also does duty in 2020 VW Vento and Skoda Rapid. 

Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen's new mid-size sedan may be slightly more expensive than the existing Vento. The VW Vento sedan is currently priced between Rs 8.93 lakh and Rs 13.39 lakh (ex-showroom). In the segment, this car will be competed by Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, New Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Yaris. It remains to be seen whether the company will continue selling Vento after Virtus arrival or not. For your information, let us know that Skoda is also about to launch a new car instead of Rapid.

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