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Volkswagen Virtus debuts in India

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Volkswagen has launched the Virtus in India, with a beginning value of ₹ 11.21 lakh for the 1.0 TSI Comfortline variant, going as much as ₹ 17.91 lakh for the top-spec 1.5 TSI GT variant. Bookings for the Virtus are already underway. The Virtus is the sister mannequin to the Skoda Slavia, and the fourth mannequin from VW Group’s India 2.0 undertaking’s made-for-India automobiles.

The Virtus will get two powertrain choices, a 115hp, 178Nm, 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that’s paired to both a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed torque converter computerized and a extra highly effective 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that’s paired to a 7-speed DCT transmission and will get cylinder deactivation expertise to avoid wasting gasoline.

The Virtus shares the identical 1,752 mm in width, 1507mm in top, and a couple of,651mm of wheelbase because the Slavia however is 20mm longer. These dimensions make the Virtus, the largest premium midsize sedan in its class.  

The sedan’s Dynamic Line consists of all of the 1.0-litre variants whereas the GT-badged Efficiency Line contains the 1.5-litre variants. The Dynamic line options beige and black interiors, whereas the Efficiency line will get pink stitching on the seats in addition to pink detailing on the dashboard and aluminium pedals.

High-spec variations get a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.0-inch instrument cluster, wi-fi telephone charging, in addition to related automotive tech, ventilated seats, a sunroof, cooled glovebox and auto headlamps and wipers. Its security options embody six airbags, hill-hold management, ESC and a tyre strain monitor. By way of practicality, the Virtus packs a 521-litre boot and a 60:40 break up rear seat to open up extra space.

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Volkswagen gives totally different service packages for the Virtus which cowl service prices at some stage in 4 years and is priced at ₹ 20,388 for the 1.0-litre variants and ₹ 22,881 for the 1.5-litre variant. The Virtus can have a median service price of ₹ 5,000 a yr together with a regular 4 yr/1,00,000km guarantee which will be prolonged as much as 7 years and 1,50,000km for ₹ 11,525.

By- The Hindu

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