With this move, Skoda Auto Volkswagen Group has set a milestone in the Bharat 2.0 project. The Vertus is the second Volkswagen car to be built on the MQB-A0-IN platform after the Tigon to be exported from India.
Piyush Arora, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India said, “We are aggressively pursuing our growth trajectory and exporting is another important step in this direction.”
He said, “With this move, we are closer to realizing our goal of making India an export hub for the VW Group globally, which is an important pillar of our India strategy.
The Volkswagen Vertus is the second product under the Volkswagen Group’s India 2.0 project, the first being the Tigon mid-size SUV. It is based on the India-specific MQB A0-IN platform and shares its mechanical features with the Skoda Slavia. Volkswagen Vertus price currently ranges from Rs 11.22 Lakh to Rs 17.92 Lakh, ex-showroom.
The company is selling the Volkswagen Vertus in the market with a total of two engine options, the first being the 1.0-litre TSI and the second being the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine. The 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine of this car has been offered in a total of 5 variants – Comfortline MT, Highline MT, Highline AT, Topline MT and Topline AT.
At the same time, its 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine is being sold in only one GT+ DSG variant. Talking about the design, the Volkswagen Verchus has a two-slat grille in front, along with two projector headlights, LED DRLs have been given.
There is a big air dam and halogen headlight in the front. On its side, dual tone alloy wheels, a shark fin antenna, door handles with chrome inserts, black ORVMs have been given. Talking about its rear, it has been given LED tail light and looks very attractive from the back.
Just three days ago, Volkswagen India launched its anniversary edition to mark the completion of one year of the launch of the Tigon car in India. The Volkswagen Tigon Anniversary Edition will be available with a new Rising Blue color option in addition to the existing Curcuma Yellow and Wild Cherry Red.
Talking about its design, 11 types of specially developed elements are available in it. In which features like high lux fog lamps, body-coloured door garnish, black C-pillar graphics, black roof foil, door-edge protector, black ORVM cap, window visors aluminum pedal. The standard variant of the Volkswagen Tigon is currently priced at Rs 11.40 lakh to Rs 18.60 lakh (ex-showroom).
Volkswagen claims that over 40,000 units of the Tigon have been sold in the last one year. It further claims that Volkswagen has delivered over 22,000 units of the Taigan SUV in the past one year, despite the supply chain crisis.