Volkswagen Virtus has gotten its first upgrade over a year after its debut. Starting with the Highline model, the 2018 Virtus will include auto headlights and auto coming/leaving home lights. In addition to this feature, the complete Virtus series includes rear fog lights.
The Volkswagen Virtus’s safety has been improved with the installation of automatic headlights and rear fog lamps. Both of these characteristics aim to improve vision at night and in low-light circumstances. Even the Taigun GT with a 1.5-liter petrol engine now includes automatic headlights and coming/leaving home lights.
Volkswagen has upgraded the powerplant options of both these India 2.0 vehicles with RDE and E20 norms-compliant powertrains, in addition to introducing new amenities to the Virtus and Taigun. These engines are now cleaner, more efficient, and suitable with ethanol combinations of up to 20% ethanol.
The new Volkswagen Virtus was unveiled in 2022 as a replacement for the ageing Vento sedan. The Virtus is bigger and more luxurious than the Vento. It has a new slimmer look and modern amenities such as a 7-inch virtual cockpit instrument panel and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It also receives modern conveniences like a push start-stop button, ventilated front seats, and a wireless charger, which its predecessor, the Vento, did not have.
Engine that complies with RDE
Both of these made-in-India Volkswagen, Virtus, and Taigun vehicles come with two petrol engines. The smaller 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine, which produces 115 PS and 175 Nm of torque, is available in both models with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter. In both automobiles, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine is available. The engine generates 150 PS and 250 Nm of torque and comes standard with a 7-speed DCT transmission in both models. Nevertheless, in the Taigun range, this engine is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2017 Volkswagen Virtus receives improvements at a time when it faces new competition in the form of the all-new Hyundai Verna and facelifted Honda City. The City has gotten a facelift, with minor external changes and a few new features. The Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, has undergone a significant metamorphosis and generational transition, gaining a dramatic redesign from the inside out, new amenities, and a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine choice.
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