The Volkswagen Vertus will be built at the Pune Chakan facility.
Production of the Volkswagen Vertus began at the company’s Chakan plant. (Photo: Volkswagen)
Volkswagen recently announced the start of production of the upcoming Virtus sedan. The latest entrant in the premium midsize sedan segment will be built at the Chakan facility in Pune, India. Virtus falls under VW’s India 2.0 project and a second offer has been made on the MQB A0 IN platform with a localization level of up to 95 percent. The first, of course, was Taigun. Volkswagen India has already opened pre-booking for Virtus. In addition, it will come in six exterior color options such as Wild Cherry Red, Carbon Steel Gray, Reflex Silver, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White and Rising Blue.
“The New Volkswagen Virtus is a unique offer that brings innovation and excitement to the premium midsize sedan segment. The unprecedented response to the World Premiere has boosted our confidence. The new Virtus is perfectly designed for aspiring Indian customers and as soon as production starts, we look forward to launching an attractive, delightful and German-engineered sedan for the Indian market very soon, ”said Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.
When it arrives, Virtus will be available with two TSI engine options – 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, turbo petrol and 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol. Like Slavia, the gearbox options will remain the same. A six-speed manual, common to both engines; And a seven-speed DSG (1.5-liter TSI) and a six-speed torque converter unit (1.0-liter TSI). Both engines will be equipped with a passive start / stop system with 40+ active and passive safety features. In addition, large TSI motors will receive Active Cylinder Management Technology (ACT).
The brand new Virtus is said to be the longest car in the premium midsize sedan segment (4,561 mm) and it also offers 521-liter boot space. The Volkswagen Vertus is expected to arrive in India in May and will compete with Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. We hope that its price will be a little more premium than that of its sibling – Skoda Slavia.