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Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen Virtus is a 5 seater sedan car with 1L and 1.5L petrol engine. Virtus price in India ranges between Rs. 11.55 Lakh to 19.40 Lakh and have got 5 star safety rating. The claimed mileage of Virtus is 20.8 kmpl on petrol. The car is available in both manual and automatic transmission. The boot space of the Virtus is 521 litres while it's ground clearance is 145 mm. It is available in 20 variants and 8 beautiful colours. Considering the price and specs the Virtus is a tough competition to Honda City, Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Verna.
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Rs. 11.55 - 19.40 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Volkswagen Virtus Specifications

  • Engine999 - 1498 CC
  • Mileage 18.67 - 20.08 Kmpl
  • TransmissionManual / Automatic
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • Max Power147.51bhp@5000-6000rpm
  • Seating Capacity5
  • Drive TypeFWD
  • Body TypeSedan
  • Ground Clearance179 mm

Virtus Car Features

  • Airbags (Driver, Passenger and Side Front)
  • Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • ABS
  • AC
  • Central Locking
  • Power Steering
  • Max Torque (250Nm@1600-3500rpm)
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Volkswagen Virtus Car Latest Updates

Volkswagen has launched the Sound Edition of the Virtus with minor cosmetic updates and addition of one new feature. The special edition is based on the Topline variant of the model and is offered with 115PS 1-litre turbo petrol engine. Prices for the Sound Edition start from Rs 15.52 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Volkswagen Virtus is a compact sedan that rivals the likes of the Honda City in the country. It shares its platform with the Skoda Slavia and gets two turbo-petrol engine options. To up its sporty quotient, VW offers it in a Limited edition GT Edge Collection, which boasts exclusive hues.

Features of Volkswagen Virtus

The VW Virtus’ list of features include ventilated front seats, electric front seats, ambient lighting, cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, a single-pane sunroof, and an 8-inch digital driver’s display. It also gets a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, paired with an 8-speaker sound system. Its safety kit includes six airbags, ESC, tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors, hill hold assist and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Volkswagen Virtus Engine

The Virtus gets two turbo-petrol powertrains: 115PS/178Nm, 1-litre and 150PS/250Nm 1.5-litre. A six-speed manual is mutual between the two engines, while the automatic options include a six-speed automatic transmission for the 1-litre unit and a 7-speed DSG (dual clutch automatic) for the more powerful 1.5-litre unit. The sedan measures 4651mm long, 1752mm wide, and has a height of 1507mm. The wheelbase measures 2651mm.

Volkswagen Virtus Rivals

The Volkswagen Virtus takes on the Honda City, Skoda Slavia, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

Volkswagen Virtus Variants

It is offered in two broad trims: Dynamic Line (Comfortline, Highline, Topline) and Performance Line (GT, GT Plus and GT Edge). It also gets a Sound Edition which is based on the Topline variant.

Colour options include : Reflex Silver, Rising Blue, Curcuma Yellow, Lava Blue, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Wild Cherry Red. GT Plus trim features contrast roof shade. Deep Black Pearl and Carbon Steel Grey are exclusive only to GT Edge Collection.

Volkswagen Virtus Safety Rating

The Virtus has scored a 5 star safety rating in NCAP crash tests.
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Volkswagen Virtus Price

Volkswagen Virtus price starts from Rs. 11.55 Lakh and the top model price goes upto Rs. 19.40 Lakh. Apart from this Virtus automatic price start at Rs. 14.87 Lakh and is available in 12 options. Virtus comes in 20 variants with 8 colour options.

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Virtus Comfortline

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Virtus Highline

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Virtus Highline AT

999 cc . Petrol . Automatic
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Virtus Car Pros and Cons

  • Virtus Advantages

    Clean styling that will not feel outdated quickly, spacious interior for 4 adults, features like a sunroof and easy to use touchscreen, both engine options offer good performance

  • Virtus Disadvantages

    Interior quality should have been better, mileage in bad traffic is low

  • Expert's Conclusion

    The Virtus is a good balance for someone who wants a family car that is both classy in design and fun to drive

Volkswagen Virtus Expert Review

The Volkswagen Virtus falls into the category of a compact sedan. It sits in the same segment of cars as the Skoda Slavia, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. While it looks very different from the Skoda Slavia, both these cars have been built on the same MQB-A0 IN platform that has been developed specifically for India. This same platform is also shared with the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq compact SUVs and all four cars have scored the full 5 stars for child and adult occupant safety in Global NCAP’s crash tests.


The Volkswagen Virtus is a sedan with a sleek and modern design that looks classy and typical of Volkswagen cars. In fact, you will be able to see similarities with bigger Volkswagen sedans like the Jetta. Those who prefer simple car styling that will not look old very quickly will appreciate the design of the Volkswagen Virtus. 

Features that you will be able to spot outside include LED headlights, LED day-time running light strips, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lights. While colours such as grey, silver or white are available, for those who like brighter or more attention grabbing colours, the Virtus can be purchased in light blue or bright yellow as well. 


The design of the dashboard is clean and simple, with the centre console slightly tilted towards the driver. The beige and black interior colour combination looks premium but to give the cabin a slightly sportier edge, the use of black is a lot heavier than beige. 

The Volkswagen Virtus’ interior has been perfectly designed to seat 4 adults comfortably. Not only is there enough space for a 6ft tall passenger to fit behind a driver of the same height, the seats themselves have been shaped to offer strong support for each user. While this does make it suitable for average-sized adults, the seats may seem a little small for you if you have broad shoulders or are heavy in weight. 

There are practical storage areas for water bottles, cans, cups, keys, phones and wallets throughout the cabin and the boot is large enough to fit multiple large suitcases, making the Virtus a good car for airport drops or weekend trips with the family.


Features in the Volkswagen Virtus include auto AC with rear AC vents, USB Type-C charging ports in the front row and rear row, ventilated front seats and wireless phone charging. It also gets a sunroof and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay possible wirelessly. Volkswagen now also offers the Virtus with electric seat adjustment for both the driver and the front passenger.

The Virtus also gets an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, where you can choose between an analogue or digital instrument cluster and view driving information such as the average fuel efficiency and trip meters. 


The Volkswagen Virtus has scored the full 5 stars for adult as well as child occupant safety from Global NCAP. The Virtus gets up to 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, hill-hold assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts (rear) and tyre-pressure monitoring system.


The Volkswagen Virtus is offered with two turbocharged petrol engines - the 1-litre, 3-cylinder TSI and 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder TSI. Both versions are front-wheel drive and offer strong performance whether your driving is in city traffic or if you like driving on open highways. 

The 1-litre TSI is the more affordable engine option, in no small part, because it is made in India while the bigger engine is imported. The 1-litre TSI is offered with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. While you can tell it’s a 3-cylinder engine because of some vibrations felt when the car is stopped, the experience is smooth when you get moving.

It’s also an engine that can put a smile on your face because its performance is quick. However, there is a slight urgency to the power delivery that some people may need some time to get used to while others may enjoy it. Simply put, the non-turbocharged petrol engine options of cars like the Hyundai Verna and Honda City, which are offered at a similar price point as the Virtus 1-litre TSI, deliver power in a smoother and more gradual manner.

The 1.5-litre TSI is the engine option that should be considered only if you want extra punchy performance, particularly for highway driving and high-speed overtakes. This engine is also more refined and sounds smoother than the 1-litre TSI. Additionally, while it is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, it can also be purchased with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that offers extremely smooth but also very responsive gear changes.

The Volkswagen Virtus delivers good road comfort. It feels planted when driven at high speeds but also absorbs bumps from potholes easily, ensuring good comfort. Also it has 179mm of ground clearance and it doesn’t face issues like scraping over speed breakers very easily.


The Volkswagen Virtus is a good family car that is also suitable for individuals who want a classy looking car to drive to their corporate job. While it isn’t the most feature-loaded car in its segment, there are no deal-breaking features misses either. A bonus with this car is that it delivers a fun to drive experience, irrespective of which engine or transmission you buy.

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  • Elevating the Compact Sedan Experience

    Volkswagen Virtus is an affordable compact sedan which transforms the driving experience by virtue of its stylish, comfortable and powerful engine. The Virtus, with its sporty and meticulous design characteristic of Volkswagen, having Volkswagen's signature design cues and stylish LED headlamps, is an outstanding vehicle on the road. It’s a roomy and sophisticated interior equipped with premium materials, and modern conveniences, including up-to-date technology features like a touchscreen infotainment system and smartphone connectivity. Beneath the hood, efficient engine options provide great performance and good driving response. At the same time, advanced safety systems provide both driver and passenger the confidence and safety needed during the ride.

  • My Impressive Ride with the Volkswagen Virtus

    I recently had the pleasure of driving the new Volkswagen Virtus and I must say my experience truly exceeded my expectations. The blend of its sleek design and remarkable features drew in my attention right from the outset. This marvelously engineered sedan makes rides smooth and comfortable thanks to the Motor TSI turbo petrol engine. With peerless efficiency and performance coupled with excellent fuel economy the Virtus is simply a joy to ride. Notably its technologically advanced features including a high end infotainment system and advanced safety equipment like ABS and ESP provide a driving reprieve I truly appreciate.

  • Sophisticated Style and Performance

    The Volkswagen Virtus stands out with its premium design, improved performance, and the latest technology features one can expect from a leading car manufacturer. The premium sedan's elegant exterior design and spacious interior offer a rich driving experience, and so do the premium amenities such as touchscreen infotainment system and digital cockpit, which improve comfort and convenience. Equipped with all kinds of engine options that are highly efficient and excellent handling response capability, the Virtus is promising to deliver this driver's experience that is smooth on city streets and highways. Modern safety systems are crucial to the extra assurance and aspiration that comes with offering already drivers and passengers. Whether in a automobile back and forth for work or on the road going on a weekend trip, the Virtus furnishes you with style, performance, and comfort all together.

  • Good performance

    Buying experience not good but Riding experience amazing. Its drive like a rocket service experience so so service staff not helpful. Vw make a rocket machine. Drive very smooth. Riding very comfortable. Value for money car. Design very stylish. Interior very stylish. Seating cushion very comfort. It's a real sedan

  • Amazing Drive experience

    Impressive performance, reminiscent of a mini Audi, sets this car apart in its class. Boasting exceptional dynamics and a well-equipped interior, it offers a driving experience that's hard to beat. With 8,000 km under my belt, I can confidently say that it delivers on its promises. Plus, its competitive pricing adds even more appeal. If you're seeking a car that combines agility, comfort, and value, look no further.

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Volkswagen Virtus Colours

Volkswagen Virtus car is available in 8 exciting colours options like Reflex Silver, Rising Blue Metallic, Curcuma Yellow, Lava Blue, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Wild Cherry Red and Deep Black Pearl.
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  • Rising Blue Metallic
  • Curcuma Yellow
  • Lava Blue
  • Candy White
  • Carbon Steel Grey
  • Wild Cherry Red
  • Deep Black Pearl
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Volkswagen Virtus Mileage

The mileage of Volkswagen Virtus starts from 19.62 Kmpl to 20.8 Kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of Virtus Petrol Manual is 20.8 Kmpl. In Automatic the claimed ARAI mileage of Virtus Petrol is 19.62 Kmpl.
Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Claimed User Reported
Petrol Automatic 19.62 Kmpl 11 Kmpl
Petrol Manual 20.8 Kmpl 19 Kmpl

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Volkswagen Virtus Videos

Watch Volkswagen Virtus car videos to know more about this Sedan. Subscribe to the ZigWheels YouTube channel for detailed reviews, comparisons, exterior and interior walkarounds, pros & cons, specs & features, and lots more.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Virtus

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Q. What is the drive type of Volkswagen Virtus?
  • The drive type of Volkswagen Virtus is FWD.
Q. How many colours are available in Volkswagen Virtus?
  • Volkswagen Virtus is available in 7 different colours - Lava Blue, Rising Blue Metallic, Curcuma Yellow, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Candy White and Wild Cherry Red.
Q. What is the accurate mileage of Volkswagen Virtus?
  • The mileage of Volkswagen Virtus ranges from 19.62 Kmpl to 20.08 Kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of Virtus Petrol Manual is 20.08 Kmpl. In Automatic the claimed ARAI mileage of Virtus Petrol is 19.62 Kmpl.
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Q. How many color options are available in Volkswagen Virtus?
  • Volkswagen Virtus is available in 6 different colours - Rising Blue Metallic, Curcuma Yellow, Carbon Steel Grey, Reflex Silver, Candy White and Wild Cherry Red.
  • 2 new colour has been added to its lineup
Q. Which car is better, Skoda Slavia or VW Virtus?
  • Both the cars are good in their forte. The Skoda Slavia offers a sweet balance between the alternatives currently available in the segment, blending modern tech with great space, practicality and driveability. On the other hand the Virtus offers a strong balance of style, space, features, ride comfort, and performance. It has a classy design, spacious interior, intuitive infotainment package, and punchy petrol engines. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
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Q. What are the engine specifications of the Volkswagen Virtus?
  • The Volkswagen Virtus is larger than the Vento it replaces. The sedan measures 4651mm long, 1752mm wide, and has a height of 1507mm. The wheelbase measures 2651mm. It will be available with 115PS/178Nm 1-litre and 150PS/250Nm 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol engines. A 6-speed manual transmission will be standard, and a 6-speed automatic and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available with the 1-litre and 1.5-litre engines, respectively.
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Volkswagen Virtus FAQs

What is the price of the top variant of Volkswagen Virtus?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Volkswagen Virtus is 19.40 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of Volkswagen Virtus?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Volkswagen Virtus is 19.62 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Virtus.

What is the EMI of Volkswagen Virtus in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Volkswagen Virtus in Delhi is Rs. 22,360 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Volkswagen Virtus?

The top 3 competitors of Volkswagen Virtus are Tata Nexon EV, Tata Punch EV and Tata Tigor EV.

What is the boot space in Volkswagen Virtus?

The boot space in Volkswagen Virtus is 521 L. View full specification of Virtus

What is the ground clearance of Volkswagen Virtus?

The ground clearance of Volkswagen Virtus is 145 mm.

What are the best financing options for Volkswagen Virtus?

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Volkswagen Virtus Service Cost

The estimated service cost for Volkswagen Virtus
Petrol(Automatic Transmission) (5 years) Rs. 88,187
Petrol(Manual Transmission) (5 years) Rs. 81,324
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