After a series of spy photos and leaked images, Volkswagen has finally removed its last midsize sedan, the Virtus. Intended to replace the Polo sedan (Vento) on many international markets, the 2018 VW Virtus sedan is based on the latest Polo sedan (sixth generation) based on the latest flexible platform MQB A0.
Just like the new generation VW Polo, the new 2018 VW Virtus takes its design and hatchback features while adding a full-size boot beyond the C-Caterpillar. In terms of dimensions, the new Volkswagen Virtus is considerably longer and has 4480 mm length, 1751 mm width and 1468 mm height. The wheelbase is 98 mm longer than the Vento at 2650 mm, making it a better legroom, especially at the rear. Finally, the boot can carry more bags with a capacity of 521 liters.
The 2018 Volkswagen Virtus is identical to the new Polo up to Column B, while the rear is very well integrated and seems to be inspired by the Passat sedan including wraparound LED taillights. Inside too, the cabin is identical to the new Polo complete with the massive 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with MirrorLink and the flat-bottomed steering wheel. The Virtus also gets the all-digital 10.25-inch instrumentation console that debuted on the Audi TT in the Volkswagen family.
Like the Polo, the 2018 VW Virtus is backed by the manufacturer’s MQB-A0 platform and is expected to be available with the same selection of powertrains. At present, the South American branch of VW has confirmed only one model, the 200 TSI. It uses a 1.0 liter turbo TSI turbo engine developing 128 horsepower with ethanol and 115 horsepower with gasoline. Both fuels offer the same 147 pound-feet of torque, allowing a 0 to 100 km / h (92 km / h) speed of 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 194 km / h (120 mph). ). Additional variants should be announced shortly.