2018 Volkswagen Virtus Sedan Revealed

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Based on the new MQB platform, the 2018 Virtus has been finally revealed after a couple of spied images. The 2018 Volkswagen Virtus is specifically focused towards American markets which will act as the replacement of the Volkswagen Vento. Considering the wheelbase of the sedan, it is 80 mm longer than the all-new Polo hatchback and measure 2,650 mm.

2018 Volkswagen Virtus

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The front fascia and front doors are similar to the hatchback while the rear doors are slightly longer due to longer wheelbase. The sloping roofline and boot are inspired by the recently revealed Areteon sedan while the wraparound tail-lamps are also similar to the Areteon. Other differentiating factors are the shape of the bumpers that features distinctive creases that are further finished with chrome bit, restyled fog lamps housing and reflectors at the front and the rear.

2018 Volkswagen Virtus

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The cabin is also quite similar to what we have seen in the Polo hatchback but, with added comfort and space. Even the high-tech dashboard with dual digital screens in the top model are borrowed from the hatchback. The 2018 Virtus offers a generous boot space of 521-litre, which is quite decent in the respective segment.

2018 Virtus

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In the South American market, the Virtus will be offered with two engine options. The first is a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that comes with a power output of 117 hp and peak torque of 162 Nm. The second is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo petrol that has the potential of churning out a maximum power of 128 hp and peak torque of 200 Nm. The bigger engine is paired to a five-speed automatic while the turbo-petrol comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The sedan is expected to hit the showrooms by early 2018 and will be locking its horns against the likes of Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Mazda 2, Hyundai Ascent and Suzuki Ciaz. Let’s see if the new contender from Volkswagen manages to grab a leading position in the segment.