Volkswagen Virtus: How does this car make an impact, at first sight, you will know here

Volkswagen recently took the wraps off its upcoming sedan Virtus, by which the company will replace the Vento sedan. Technically, even if we call it the new generation Polo sedan, then it is not a big deal. Here's what we know about the impact the Volkswagen Virtus makes at first glance.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Exterior

The company is claiming that the Virtus is the longest sedan but at first, we did not see this feature in it. It is just 20 mm longer than the Slavia and only 12 mm wider than the Honda City, which is not a huge difference. Apart from this, it is similar to the Slavia in terms of wheelbase and ground clearance. However, one thing is clear and that is that it looks quite beautiful. 

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Both the Volkswagen Virtus and the Skoda Slavia are built on the same platform, but their design is quite different from each other. we liked Virtus more than Slavia. Volkswagen has tried to make it bold. From the heavy piano-black accents on the front bumper to the smoked-out taillamps, the design has been quite fun.

It will get an L-shaped daytime running lamp that flows straight into the chrome on the grille with LED projector headlights (which will be standard). Volkswagen has done a great job here. It may look like a double-barrel projector, but the square element inside it acts as a turn indicator. It gets large halogen fog lamps at the bottom and a thin chrome line running from one end to the other on the bumper.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

From the side, it looks like Slavia. The doors, roof, and rear quarter panels are similar to the Skoda Slavia. However, ever here Volkswagen has tried to make it different and for this, it has been given more slopes and new front fenders. The top variant of Virtus will get 16-inch alloy wheels. The alloy wheel design of its production model could be much better than that of the showcased model. We saw the same design a few years back in the Polo comfortline variant as well.

Moving to the rear, here are the smoked taillamps that Volkswagen has borrowed from the Taigun. Chrome has also been used on its rear side bumper which some people may like and some may not.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Volkswagen has done a great job of making the Dynamic line and the performance line or GT model stand out from each other. The GT variant gets GT badging on the grille, front fenders, and boot. Apart from this, some additional elements like gloss black alloy wheel, red calipers, small lip spoiler, and contrast color ORVMs and roof have also been given in the GT variants. we also like the dual exhaust on its bumper. 

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Before moving on to the interior, we also talk about an important aspect of the color option. The Virtus will get a choice of six color shades: Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Wild Cherry  Red, Curcuma Yellow, and Rising Blue.

Interior

The cabin of the Virtus gives a very fresh feel. Its interior looks very similar to other Volkswagen cars at first glance.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Its dashboard is very simple and it comes with a functionality first layout. as a highlight, it has been given a piano black slab and contrast colored border which is very attractive. We have been complaining a lot about the fit and finish quality of the Slavia, but that is not the case with the Virtus. Hard plastic has been used in this and soft-touch material has not been given anywhere. Its plastic quality seems fine, while its fit and finish quality are the same everywhere. However, the quality of its central AC vents and power window switches could have improved a bit.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Volkswagen has chosen a simple beige and black color theme for its dashboard and door pads. The top variant of the dynamic line gets beige black leather upholstery, while the GT variant gets full black upholstery with red stitching.

Its seats are similar to the Taigun SUV. It comes with heavy contouring and proves to be the best for the driver. But, it is not so good for the rear passengers. Its rear seat is quite good according to the seating of two passengers, but there can be some problem here if three passengers are seated. Its seat is a little less wide, which can make it a big task to accommodate three passengers. Volkswagen is offering three headrests and three-point seatbelts on the rear seats in the Virtus sedan.

Volkswagen Virtus

 

Its rear seat is perfect for seating two passengers. Due to this, the passenger will get a good amount of seating space, due to which the passengers can keep their feet comfortable under the front seats. Although there isn't a lot of headroom, it should be enough for most people. Highlights on the rear side include rear AC vents, central armrest cupholders, and two Type-C chargers.

Boot Space

The Virtus will come with a boot space of 521 liters. It also gets 60:40 split rear seats, which makes it easy to store even large items.

Features

The basic features available in Virtus include:-

Keyless Entry Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Push Button Leatherette upholstery
Tilt telescopic steering adjust wireless phone charging
Height adjustable driver's seat Automatic headlamps

 

Volkswagen Virtus

The top variant of the upcoming car will get features like an 8-inch digital driver display, a 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay support, ambient lighting, and ventilated seats.

Engine

Volkswagen will offer two turbocharged petrol engines options in its Virtus:1-litre 3-cylinder and 1.5-liter 4-Cylinder. It will come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. Apart from this, a 6-speed automatic with the 1-liter engine and a 7-speed DSG gearbox with the 1.5-liter engine will also be available as optional.

Idle start-stop technology will be available with both these engines. It also gets cylinder deactivation technology with the 1.5-liter engine.

Conclusion

Volkswagen Virtus

The pre-launch bookings for the Virtus sedan are currently underway. It is estimated that its price can be kept around Slavia. The Volkswagen Virtus looks like a strong car and it has got a lot of space. It can be fun to drive a car. Now it remains to be seen how this car proves to be on road.





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