Volkswagen unveils Virtus GT Plus Sport

What’s new is that the chrome lining on the front and rear bumpers and the grille have also been blacked out.

By Saptarshi Mondal, Autocar India calendar 21 Mar 2024 Views icon2752 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Volkswagen unveils Virtus GT Plus Sport

Volkswagen has showcased the new Virtus GT Plus Sport concept alongside the new Taigun GT Plus Sport. Like the Taigun, the new Virtus also gets a blacked-out treatment with red highlights, however, the company is calling this a concept at the moment, which will go into production later this year.

 

Virtus GT Plus Sport: what’s new

Visually, there isn’t much that sets the new Virtus apart. The existing GT Line variants already come with a blacked-out treatment for the alloy wheels, roof, wing mirrors and bumpers. What’s new is that the chrome lining on the front and rear bumpers and the grille have also been blacked out; the door handles have a new dark chrome finish; the GT badges on the grille and fenders are now finished in red; and so are the brake calipers.

On the inside, similar to the new Taigun, the Virtus GT Plus Sport gets an all-black interior (the regular model gets dual-tone black and beige interior) with red highlights and red ambient lighting. There are no additions to the equipment list.

Virtus GT Plus Sport: variant and powertrain line-up

Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it is likely that the Virtus’ trim line-up will also be revised like the Taigun. The trims will likely be differentiated based on their looks and not powertrain options, which means the line-up could be revised to Chrome, Sport and GT Edge trims. This would essentially mean that the 1.0-litre TSI engine will also be available with the GT Line treatment.

The 150hp, 250Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine continues as is, as does the 115hp, 178Nm, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed AT and a 7-speed DCT, depending on the engine.

Volkswagen also showcased the much-awaited all-electric ID.4 SUV alongside the new Virtus and Taigun, and it's finally expected to launch later this year.

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