Scoop! India-spec Volkswagen Virtus spied; to replace Vento

The Virtus will be based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform as the Slavia.

Earlier this month, Skoda unveiled the Slavia. Now, Volkswagen is also planning to launch a new mid-size sedan that is expected to replace the ageing Vento.

Sold in international markets as the Virtus, the sedan has already been spotted testing in India. However, the latest spy images reveal an India-spec Virtus with a right-hand drive.

A convoy of Virtus sedans was recently spotted in Jaipur. The car looks like a typical VW sedan with understated looks. It appears to have a slim grille flanked by twin-pod headlamps, 5-spoke alloy wheels and a shark fin antenna.

The Virtus will be based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform as the Slavia. The car is expected to get a similar equipment list and the same powertrain options. These include a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 113 BHP and 178 Nm and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor producing 148 BHP and 250 Nm. While a 6-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard, the 1.0L engine could get a 6-speed automatic option, while the 7-speed DSG will be available with the 1.5L engine.

The Volkswagen Virtus is expected to debut in May 2022.

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