The Volkswagen Virtus has come in and brightened up the sedan market in India, its arrival is already creating waves. With a polished new design and revolutionary TSI engines, the Virtus comes power-packed with a huge bunch of surprises.
It comes in 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI engine options which have been optimised with a wide powerband for an exhilarating Volkswagen driving experience. The powerful TSI engines with active cylinder technology make the Virtus fun to drive and yet stay fuel efficient which is the call of the hour. The intuitive auto and DSG transmission systems ensure smooth driving and make the Virtus equally playful and powerful in both traffic and on highways.
The light yet steady steering makes manoeuvring the Virtus seem like a dream. It is light, peppy and consistent, exactly what you need from a sedan when you have to quickly swivel through traffic and reach the office during peak traffic hours.
Big on safety, the Virtus claims to keep Volkswagen safety standards high with the robust body built on the MQB A0 IN framework. With essential features like Electronic Stability Control, Park Distance Control, Multi Collision Brakes, and Hill Hold Control, the Virtus is ready with an assurance it is trustworthy and more importantly effective.
The design on the Virtus is striking and it exudes a sharp elegance which imbibes a playful yet powerful and sophisticated character to it. Being the longest* (4561 mm) and widest* (1752 mm) in its segment gives it an unmistakable presence on the road, and is sure to make heads turn on its way. An impressive grille with integrated LED headlamps and DRLs and the chrome front wing with glossy black accents give the sedan the neo-corporate status that it vouches for.
The interiors on the Virtus are spacious with its class-leading wheelbase of 2561mm and provide optimum driving and riding comfort. The interactive infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play establishes itself with grace on the high gloss black island setup on the dash. The use of black and contrasting colour inserts all throughout the Virtus interiors makes it dignified and lends the cabin quite a striking look. With ventilated seats and unique three rear seat headrests, the Virtus is quite well thought of and makes riding in this vehicle a treat even on the rear seat, as a true sedan should.
With smart features like keyless entry, climatronic air conditioning, front ventilated seats, multi-functional steering wheel the Virtus has made sure to be just enough fun, engaging, comfortable and efficient at the same time, which is unique in itself.
To sum it all up, the Virtus is here to stay and rule the sedan market. It offers the best of both, an effortless highway mile muncher or a stress-free city commuter. So whatever your needs or wants from a car may be, the Virtus has you covered.
Words: Anirjit Hore
Starts Rs 11.22 Lakhs