Upcoming Volkswagen Compact Sedan Spotted Testing In India

The upcoming Volkswagen compact sedan, which most likely will be called Virtus, has been spotted on test yet again. It will be based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform, which also underpins the upcoming Skoda Slavia.

By Charanpreet Singh


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Published on January 23, 2022

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  • VW's upcoming compact sedan most likely to be named Virtus
  • The new compact sedan will be based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform,
  • The compact sedan will make its global debut in India in March 2022

We have already told you that Volkswagen's compact sedan will make its global debut in India in March 2022. The new compact sedan most likely will be named Virtus in the Indian car market. Ahead of its imminent debut, the sedan has been spotted testing on the Indian roads, however, it is still heavily covered in camouflage, so there is not much that we can talk about the design or styling. The German carmaker's latest offering will be based on the new MQB-A0-IN platform, which also underpins the upcoming Skoda Slavia.

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Judging by the spy images, the sedan will sport a very typical Volkswagen design. It will feature a signature-style sleek grille, flanked with twin-pod headlamps, five-spoke alloy wheels, LED taillights and more. While we do not get to see the cabin in these images, the upcoming sedan's interior will be well-equipped with new features, equipment and creature comforts. It is likely to come with a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, automatic climate control, keyless entry, connected car tech, advanced safety features and more.


Ahead of its imminent debut, the heavily camouflaged test mule of VW's upcoming compact sedan has been spotted testing 

Also Read: Volkswagen Virtus Review: 1.0 TSI And 1.5 TSI Automatics Driven

The VW compact sedan will come as a replacement for the Vento. It will also have a 93 per cent localisation, similar to the Taigun SUV. When launched, it will take on the likes of the Honda City, and even its sibling, the Skoda Slavia.

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Under the hood, the new compact sedan will be powered by the same powertrain options as its sibling that includes a 1.0-litre turbocharged TSI three-cylinder engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder TSI unit. While the former makes 113bhp and 175Nm of power figures, the latter is good for 148bhp and 250Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with an optional 6-speed automatic torque converter (1.0L) and a 7-speed DSG automatic unit (1.5L).

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