Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen Virtus

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 11,21,900 - ₹ 17,91,900
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Variant 2022 Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus DSG
Availability Status in India Available
Car Type Sedan
Fuel Type Petrol
Latest Price in India 2022 Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus DSG price is Rs 17.92 lakh (ex-showroom).
Colour Options Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey, Rising Blue Metallic
Similar Cars Skoda Slavia, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 18.67 kmpl
Top Speed 190 kmph
Official Tagline Hello Goosebumps
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine cc (Displacement) 1498 cc
Gearbox Type Automatic
Number of Gears 7-Speed DSG
Maximum Power 150 HP @ 5000-6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 250 Nm @ 1600-3500 rpm
Engine Details 1498cc, 1.5L TSI EVO with ACT, 4-Cylinder Engine
Number of Cylinders 4
Clutch Type Dry Single Plate
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Paddle Shift
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Automatic Start/Stop Function
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4561 mm
Overall Width 1752 mm
Overall Height 1507 mm
Wheelbase 2651 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Kerb Weight 1275 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1685 kg
Turning Radius 5.05 metres
Front Track 1511 mm
Rear Track 1496 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 521 litres
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 1050 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Mc-Pherson Suspension and Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension Twist Beam Axle
Brakes Hydraulic Diagonal Split Vaccum Assisted Braking System
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 205/55-R16
Rear Tyre 205/55-R16
Alloy Wheels R16 'Razor' Black Alloys
Spare Wheel 205/55-R16
Tyre Pressure Tyre Pressure Deflation Warning
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Wireless Smartphone Charging
Bottle Holder
Sliding Front Armrest
Luggage Lamp
Reading Lamp Front and Rear Reading Lamps
Steering Mounted Controls Multi-Function Steering with Audio & Call Control
Power Outlet Front 12V Power Outlet
Rear AC Vents Adjustable Dual Rear AC Vents
Centre Console With Cup Holder Smart Storage in Center Console
Hydraulic Assisted Bonnet Muscular Elevated Bonnet with Chiselled Lines
Vanity mirror Passenger Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror
Steering Adjustment (Reach) Height & Reach Adjustable Steering Wheel
Air Conditioner Smart Touch Climatronic AC
Rear Seat (Split) Rear Seat Backrest Split 60:40 Foldable
Power Steering Electro-Mechanical (Power Assisted)
Rear Defogger
Engine Start/Stop Button
Cruise Control
Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror Auto Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror
Clutch Foot Rest
Rain Sensing Wipers
Ventilated Front Seats Ventilated Front Seats with Leather Inserts
Grab Rail Fold-Able Roof Grab Handles and Rear with Hooks
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Shark Fin Antenna
Chrome Front Grille GT Branding at Front Grill
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors
Body Coloured Door Handles
Rear Spoiler Glossy Black Rear Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles Chrome Applique on Door Handles
Full LED Headlamps Full LED Headlamps with LED DRL and Turn Indicators
INTERIOR FEATURES
Rear USB Charger & Tray Rear 2x USB-C Socket Module (Charging Only)
Adjustable Headrests 5 Headrest (For All Passengers)
Mood Lighting Red Ambient Lighting
Front Tray USB Charger Front 2x USB-C Sockets (Data+Charging)
Illuminated Door Sill Panels LEDs for Door Panel Switches
Glove Box Cooling
Child Seat Mounting Provisions
Sporty Aluminium Pedals
Sunvisor with Ticket Holder Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder
Sunroof Electric Sunroof
Dual Tone Interiors Premium Dual Tone Interiors
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Speed Alert System
Side & Curtain Airbags
Anti-slip Regulation (ASR)
Head Restraint Height Adjustable Head Restraints
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Airbags Front Dual Airbags
Hill Start Assist Control
Rear View Camera Reversing Camera with Static Guidelines
Front Seat Belts Front & Rear All Seats with 3-Point Seat Belts
Hill Hold Control
Seatbelt Reminder Driver and Co-Driver Seat Belt Reminder
Parking Sensors Rear Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer Engine Immobiliser with Floating Code System
Central Locking Remote Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Instrument Cluster 20.32cm Digital Cockpit (Instrument Cluster)
LIGHTING
Head Light Auto Headlights
Front Fog Lights Front Fog Lamps with Static Cornering Light
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) LED DRLs
Follow Me Home Headlamps Auto Coming / Leaving Home Lights
LED Tail light Signature LED Tail Lamps
ORVM Turn Indicators
INFOTAINMENT
Apple Car Play
Internet Connectivity Features Wired App-Connect with Anrdroid Auto and Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Music System 25.65cm VW Play Touchscreen Infotainment
Number of Speakers 8
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
Bluetooth Compatibility
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Front Center Armrest with Storage Box
Front Seat Back Pockets Front Seats Back Pocket (Both Sides)
Leather Seats Seat Upholstery GT - Leather/Leatherette Combination
Rear Headrest (Adjustable)
Rear Centre Armrest Rear Center Armrest with Cup Holders
Driver Seat Adjustment
Key Features of the Car
List of Features Some of the key Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus DSG features include - ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock System, 6 Airbags, Hill Start Assist, Reversing Camera with Static Guidelines, Remote Central Locking, Premium Dual Tone Interiors, Leather + Leatherette Seat Upholstery, 25.65cm VW Play Touchscreen Infotainment, 8 Speakers, Wired App-Connect with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Valet Mode, 20.32cm Digital Cockpit, Active Cylinder Technology, Paddle Shifter, Cruise Control, Red Ambient Lighting, Multi-Function Steering with Audio & Call Control, Smart Touch Climatronic AC, Rain Sensing Wipers, Kessy - Push Button Start Stop, Electric Sunroof, Ventilated Front Seats with Leather Inserts, High Guality Scratch-Resistant Dashboard.

Volkswagen Virtus Review

20 Jun, 2022 12:46 PM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Overview

Sedans have their own allure and back in the 90s, if you heard someone buy a big automobile, it meant they bought a sedan. Purchasing a sedan showed you had made it in life. Yes, SUVs have taken over and sedans sell in tiny numbers nowadays, but to be fair, there aren't many sedans that will wow you in the inexpensive market. The Volkswagen Virtus is a little different, as it looks the part and has powerful engine options.

2022 Volkswagen Virtus Design and Style

The 2022 Virtus is the most attractive, affordable sedan in the Indian market. Vento appears to have been working out hard in the gym. As a result, the Virtus not only looks good but also has the muscle to attract attention. The narrow characteristic Volkswagen grille and the elegant LED headlights make the front very appealing. Another good detail is the lower grille, which is completed in gloss black and looks extremely classy. From the back, the Virtus appears similar to the Jetta, but VW has added some sporty accents. Smoked LED tail lamps are functional, and the lower half of the rear bumper is matte black to reduce visual bulk. The Virtus' silhouette is nearly identical to that of the Skoda, which is not a negative thing. The powerful shoulder line makes it appear athletic and nicely proportional, as a three-box sedan should be. The wheel design on the Virtus, however, differs from that of the Slavia, with the VW getting more sporty-looking 16-inch alloy wheels.

If you like a more sporty-looking Virtus, VW has created one specifically for you. Compared to the Dynamic-Line, the Performance-Line or GT model receives a slew of visual upgrades and is only available with the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. So, in the quicker GT variant, you get blacked-out wheels, mirrors, and roof, as well as GT badging on the grille, boot, and front fender, as well as red-painted front brake callipers.

2022 Volkswagen Virtus Engine and Gearbox

Volkswagen offers the new Virtus in two petrol-run engines. The first is a smaller 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 115 HP and coupled to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The larger 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine produces 150 HP and comes with two transmission options: a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT. We have the 1.0-litre 6-speed automatic and the top-of-the-line 1.5-litre engine with DCT transmission on the test.

The smaller 1.0-litre engine feels lively, especially at low speeds, and driving in the city becomes a breeze thanks to the quick 6-speed automated transmission. Sure, at low speeds, this powertrain seems a little jerky as it delivers power in a rapid burst, but that is something you can get used to after some time behind the wheel. Even on the interstate, this engine has enough power to cruise at three-digit speeds with ease.

2022 Virtus GT 1.5-litre engine speeds up quickly, and the DCT is also smooth and always finds the perfect gear at the right time. It also downshifts quickly, making overtaking a breeze. This engine offers enough power for highway travel, and because of the tall gearing, it maintains a fairly pleasant rpm even at high speeds. This decreases engine stress while also increasing fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre engine includes cylinder deactivation technology that improves highway fuel efficiency significantly. When cruising or when the engine load is low, this switches off two of the four cylinders. At low speeds, however, there isn't much of a difference between the two engines, and even the 1.0-litre has plenty of power.

So, if you want to use the Virtus primarily in the city, acquire the 1.0-litre variant to save money. However, if you are an enthusiast who does a lot of highway driving, then you should consider the GT-Line.

2022 Volkswagen Virtus Suspension, Brakes and Tyres

The Virtus' ride, like the engine, is outstanding, behaving well over bumpy roads thanks to the quiet, softly damped, long-travel suspension. Volkswagen equipped the new Virtus with McPherson suspension and stabiliser bar in the front and Twist beam axle at the rear. Even on highways, despite the soft setup, the Virtus remains composed over undulating terrain and there is little body movement. As a result, long-distance travel in the Virtus seems effortless. On first inspection, the suspension setup does not feel all that different from the Slavia. 2022 Virtus has a front disc and rear drum and they outfit the 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyre sections and the spare tyre they offer is 195/65 R15 for the Dynamic Line and 205/55 R16 for the Performance Line.

Interior and Instrument Console of 2022 Volkswagen Virtus

The interiors of the Virtus are as attractive as the outside. The dash design is simple, but the silver and gloss black panel adds a touch of luxury. Fit and quality are more consistent than on the Slavia, but it falls short of the segment benchmark, the Honda City. Whereas the Honda has soft-touch materials on the dashboard, the Virtus has harsh plastics.

There are also distinctions on the inside of the GT model. You receive black leather upholstery and aluminium inlays on the pedals, and if you order the Virtus GT in red, you also get red dash panels. The ambient lighting is also red, as is the digital instrument cluster.

The infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen is outstanding. Touch responsiveness is quick, and transitions are smooth. It is extremely well-designed, and it includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making the wireless charging pad even more helpful. The top variant additionally includes a digital driver's display. It is customizable and provides a wealth of useful information.

The 521-litre boot is large enough to hold weekend bags for four persons. The rear seat in the Virtus, like the Slavia, has 60:40 split-folding seats. As a result, unlike most other sedans, you may transport longer objects in the boot of this vehicle.

Key Features of 2022 Volkswagen Virtus

The Virtus is well-equipped in terms of features. It has a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, ventilated front seats, digital driver display, height-adjustable front seats, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, steering tilt and telescopic adjustment, push-button engine start, a wireless charging pad, and much more. The GT additionally has dynamic red ambient lighting, while the standard car has gentle white.

Volkswagen has been emphasising Virtus' safety and based on the features list, this appears to be accurate. The Virtus comes standard with ESP, up to six airbags, a tyre pressure warning, a reverse camera with parking sensors, and Hill Hold Control. it comes with adjustable headrests and three-point seat belts for all three passengers in the back seat, and two ISOFIX child seat anchorages for your child's safety.

Top Speed and Mileage of 2022 Volkswagen Virtus

The ARAI claimed mileage of the VW Virtus Dynamic Line (1.0L TSI) MT is 19.40 km/l and AT is 18.12 km/l, as for the Performance Line (1.5L TSI) DSG the ARAI claimed mileage is 18.67 km/l. The top speed of the 2022 Volkswagen Virtus is to be around 190km/h for both dynamic and performance lines.

2022 Volkswagen Virtus Colour Options

Volkswagen offers 2022 Virtus in 6 different colours - Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Candy White, Reflex Silver, Carbon Steel Grey and Rising Blue Metallic.

Volkswagen Virtus Colour Options

2022 Volkswagen Virtus Competitors

2022 Volkswagen Virtus rivals the likes of Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.

Conclusion

The Virtus is nearly ideal overall, but there is still room for improvement and modifications. It boasts powerful engines, but its suspension is on the softer side, giving it a comfortable ride but not exciting handling. In terms of interior quality, cars like the Honda City are still a step above the VW Virtus. Let's move on to the elements that will truly impress you. The Virtus has a timeless exterior design, comfortable seats that make it a wonderful four-seater, both engine options pack a punch, and the smooth ride makes it a great all-rounder. The Volkswagen Virtus shows that our beloved sedans still have a lot of life in them.

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