Volkswagen Passenger Cars India announces the expansion of its coveted Performance Line on the Virtus with a new variant introduction – Virtus GT DSG. Priced at INR 16,19,900 (ex-showroom), the Virtus GT DSG variant makes the sought-after GT badge further accessible for prospective customers.
The Volkswagen Virtus has received a phenomenal response from customers and top media houses awarding the carline with over 12 awards titling it the ‘Best sedan of 2022 – 23’. Built on the globally acclaimed MQB A0 IN platform, the Virtus has reignited the premium midsize sedan segment with its striking design, exhilarating performance and German-engineering prowess. The Virtus today offers 8 variants under the Dynamic (1.0l TSI engine) and Performance Line (1.5l EVO TSI engine) for customers to choose from.
Speaking at the introduction of the new variant, Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “In one year, the Volkswagen Virtus has captured the hearts and minds of Indian customers making it the most-loved sedan in India. The carline has reignited the premium midsize sedan segment specifically with the Performance Line (GT variant) enabling us to introduce two new variants
consecutively – Virtus GT Plus Manual and now Virtus GT DSG. The GT-badge has carried on the legacy of being truly irresistible. We are confident of welcoming many more customers to the Virtus community and offer them world-class services from Volkswagen.”
Powered by a 1.5l EVO TSI engine with Active Cylinder cut-off Technology (ACT) that comes with 7-speed DSG transmission, the Virtus GT DSG delivers a peak power of 150PS (110 kW) from 5000 to 6000 rpm range and peak torque of 250Nm at 1600 to 3500 rpm, offering a fuel efficiency of 19.62 km/L (ARAI certified). With great power comes great responsibility, making the Volkswagen Virtus a top choice as its equipped with 40+ active and passive safety features. It is India’s safest sedan with a 5-star GNCAP rating for adult and child occupant protection.
The Volkswagen Virtus is the perfect sedan as it offers a host of technology and entertainment features such as the 25.65 cm large touchscreen infotainment system equipped with wireless AppConnect through Apple CarplayTM and Android AutoTM, 8- speakers with immersive sound as standard, wireless mobile charging, My Volkswagen Connect Plus, and many more. Complementing the sportiness on the Virtus 1.5l EVO TSI
engine are GT branding elements on the front grill, fender and the rear. Along with distinctive sporty GT touches like red-painted front brake calipers, GT-themed upholstery, chrome wings, red ambient lighting and a glossy black-rear spoiler.
The Virtus GT DSG will be available in all-seven eclectic colors such as Wild Cherry Red, Curcuma Yellow, Carbon Steel Grey, Rising Blue, Candy White, Lava Blue and Reflex Silver and will be available across the 164 Volkswagen sales touchpoints across India. Ensuring a peace of mind ownership experience, the Virtus comes equipped with the 4EVER Care package that offers 4-year warranty which is extendable up to 7-years, 4-years road- side assistance (RSA) which is extendable up to 10 years and 3 labor free services.