VW Virtus GT Plus Sport vs Hyundai Verna Turbo: Visual Comparison

VW Virtus GT Plus Sport vs Hyundai Verna Turbo: Visual Comparison

The Volkswagen Virtus has recently been unveiled in a new GT Plus Sport concept version, featuring several cosmetic enhancements for a sportier appeal compared to the standard sedan. This new variant is set to compete directly with the turbo-petrol versions of the Hyundai Verna which also boasts unique design elements both inside and out. Here's a comparative look at the sportier versions of these two compact sedans:

Front Design

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VW Virtus GT Plus Sport Front View vs Hyundai Verna Turbo Front View

The Virtus GT Plus Sport retains the standard model's design with the addition of red 'GT' badges. Volkswagen has also replaced all the chrome elements with black accents to enhance its sporty look. The Verna Turbo's front design remains the same as the regular model, featuring an LED DRL light bar and a mesh-like grille pattern.

Side Profile

The Virtus GT Plus Sport is equipped with black side skirts, dark chrome door handles, red 'GT' badges on the front fenders, black ORVM housings, and black alloy wheels with red brake calipers. It also features a black roof. The Verna Turbo's side profile is similar to the standard model, but it also has blacked-out alloy wheels with red front brake calipers.

Rear Design

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VW Virtus GT Plus Sport Rear View vs Hyundai Verna Turbo Rear View

At the rear, the Virtus GT Plus Sport boasts a black finish on the lower half of the bumper, a red 'GT' badge on the tailgate, and a black boot lip spoiler. Both the headlights and taillights have a smoked effect. The Verna Turbo's rear is nearly identical to the regular model, with the addition of a '1.5 Turbo' badge.


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VW Virtus GT Plus Sport Interior vs Hyundai Verna Turbo Interior

Volkswagen has given the next sportier incarnation of the small sedan an all-black interior and seat upholstery, with a red inlay and 'GT' emblem on the steering wheel. It also gets an all-digital driver display with a red theme and red ambient lighting. Surprisingly, it’s the Verna that has more of the sporty detailing for the cabin such as contrast red stitching around the center console and gear lever, on the leatherette upholstery, and the dashboard as well.

Powertrain Details

The upcoming VW Virtus GT Plus Sport is anticipated to feature a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, delivering 150 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. In comparison, the Hyundai Verna Turbo also boasts a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine but offers a slightly higher power output of 160 PS and torque of 253 Nm. Both models are expected to offer transmission options including a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (DCT) providing drivers with flexibility and choice in their driving experience.

The Virtus GT Plus Sport's powertrain details remain unknown as it was only revealed in concept form by Volkswagen. As a GT model, we believe it will be confined to the larger 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. Both sedans feature more powerful engine options with manual or DCT auto transmissions, although the Verna has slightly better performance.


The costs for Volkswagen Virtus' new GT Plus Sport variation are expected to be published in the second half of 2024, and it will most likely be a fully equipped variant, therefore the higher beginning price. Volkswagen currently offers the sedan’s GT variants in the range of Rs 16.62 lakh to Rs 19.41 lakh (ex-showroom pan India).In contrast, with its more reasonable pricing, the more potent and well-equipped Hyundai Verna offers a greater value for the money.