Volkswagen introduces GT DSG variant of Virtus Sedan in India at ₹16.19 lakhs

On Monday, Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles India unveiled the GT DSG variant of the Virtus sedan, priced at 16.19 lakh (ex-showroom). Regardless of competing in a distinct segment section of sedans within the Indian automobile market, the Virtus has efficiently carved a distinct segment for itself since its preliminary debut in June 2022.

With a sturdy powertrain, the Virtus GT outfitted with DSG boasts a formidable output of 148 bhp and a peak torque of 250 Nm, positioning it as some of the potent contenders in its section. Volkswagen claims that the sedan delivers a gas effectivity of 19.62 kmpl, a determine that has been licensed by ARAI (Automotive Analysis Affiliation of India).

The Volkswagen Virtus is out there in two essential variants: the Dynamic and Efficiency Line. Each variants of this sedan are powered by Volkswagen’s TSI expertise. The Dynamic variant is supplied with a 1.0-litre TSI engine, which will be paired with both a six-speed guide or a six-speed computerized transmission.

Notably, the Virtus provides two engine choices throughout its variants. The Dynamic variant is supplied with a 1.0-litre TSI engine, delivering an influence output of 111 hp and a most torque of 178 Nm. Alternatively, the Efficiency Line variant incorporates a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine with Lively Cylinder Know-how (ACT), paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

This sedan section within the Indian market has skilled a decline in demand in latest instances, presenting a difficult situation. Volkswagen officers have acknowledged that this may very well be attributed to the absence of latest fashions to generate curiosity.

 Nevertheless, the entry of the Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus, together with Hyundai’s up to date Verna and the most recent Honda Metropolis outfitted with Superior Driver Help Programs (ADAS), has injected contemporary power into the section. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki stays an lively participant within the section with its Ciaz mannequin.

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Up to date: 03 Jul 2023, 02:18 PM IST