Although Volkswagen TaijunThe price has not yet been announced, and the company has begun preparations for the next product launch, the Virtus sedan. We can confirm that this new car will make its global debut sometime in February next year, and the price will be announced in late April 2022.
- The new Volkswagen sedan will be based on the upcoming Skoda Slavia
- Will be supported by MQB A0 IN platform
- Expected to be equipped with gasoline engines only
Volkswagen Virtus India sedan: release schedule announced
The German brand had earlier planned to launch this sedan at the 2022 Auto Expo to be held in February next year. But due to the delay now, Volkswagen India will stick to its plan to launch this car sometime in February 2022.
The car will go on sale sometime next April. Ashish Gupta, the brand director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said in an interview with OurIndia: “We will start production of this car in February or March and will launch it on the market at the end of April.”
India Volkswagen Virtus sedan: what else is known
Based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB A0 platform, Virtus compares Vento Available in India. It is 4,482 mm long, 1,751 mm wide, and 1,472 mm high. It is 92 mm longer, 52 mm wider and 5 mm taller than Vento. In addition, its wheelbase is 2,651 mm, which is 98 mm longer than Vento’s 2,553 mm. The MQB A0 IN platform of the new sedan is also shared by Taigun, so both models (along with their Skoda twins) have the same wheelbase.
The Virtus sedan has been sold overseas. However, India may get a facelift that is about to be released. It is expected that the feature list of the sedan will mimic the feature list seen on the Taigun SUV. These will include a 10.25-inch Volkswagen Play infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control and other goodies.
In terms of power system options, the Indian Volkswagen Virtus sedan is likely to inherit the 110-horsepower, 1.0-liter TSI turbo gasoline engine of the current Vento. In addition, a larger 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-liter four-cylinder TSI engine will be provided. Transmission options for 1.0 TSI may include 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions. On the other hand, the 1.5 TSI is expected to be equipped with the only 7-speed DSG automatic transmission, similar to Taigun.
More details of the Indian Virtus sedan that is expected to be launched in the coming months.
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