VW Virtus (next gen Vento) rendered in a new set of photos
Set to make its global debut sometime in November 2017, Volkswagen Virtus will replace the Vento sedan in the company lineup.
Volkswagen Virtus has been confirmed for launch later this year. To be launched in Brazil first, this new car will replace the Vento in the company line-up, revealed Volkswagen. The new gen Vento, will be called Virtus. It will be based on the VW Group’s MQB-A0 platform.
This is the same platform on which the new generation Polo is based. New Polo and the Virtus will be sharing platform, as well as parts. This means, expect the new Virtus to be longer, wider and shorter than the current Vento.
The Virtus will sit on new underpinnings and will ride on a longer wheelbase contributing to added length and interior space. It will feature latest in technology and safety features among which are Active Info Display, a widescreen touchscreen infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, a multifunction steering wheel, autonomous emergency braking, ABS, EBD, blind spot monitor and park assist. Features will also include leather upholstery, airbags, alloy wheels, LED tail lamps and rain sensing wipers.
Expected to be launched in India next year, the VW Virtus will be powered by three engine options to include a 1.4 liter MPI petrol and 1.2 liter TSI petrol along with a 1.5 liter TDI diesel engine. Each of these engines will be mated to 5 or 6 speed manual transmission or 7 speed dual clutch DSG. It will rival the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna upon launch in India.
As on date, the Indian portfolio of VW includes the Polo hatchback, compact sedan Ameo, Vento sedan, Jetta and the Tiguan. The company plans to launch the Passat in August this year.