Volkswagen to roll out Virtus
Volkswagen Passenger Cars India on Wednesday said it has started the production of its new sedan, the Virtus.
The latest entrant in the premium midsize sedan segment will be manufactured at the Chakan facility in Pune.
With the Virtus, Volkswagen has launched two models developed on the MQB A0 IN platform with 95 per cent localisation.
The Virtus is the longest car (4,561 mm) in the premium midsize sedan segment that offers 521 litres cabin and boot space.
Piyush Arora, managing director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd said, “the development of the car line is a joint effort of our global and Indian teams who have worked dedicatedly towards retaining the global manufacturing standards of the brand”.
The Virtus will be available in the 1.5 litre TSI EVO engine and 1.0l TSI engine both equipped with engine idle Start/Stop and will be mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic torque converter and 7-speed DSG transmission option.
Pre-bookings have started across the 151 sales touch points and can also be initiated through the online booking platform on the Volkswagen India website.