The Volkswagen Vertus is being brought under the company’s new plan which is going to compete with models like Honda City and Hyundai Verna. The Vertus is going to be 4,482 mm in length, 1751 mm wide, 1472 mm high which is 92 mm longer, 52 mm wider, 5 mm higher than the Vento. Its wheelbase is to be kept at 2651 mm, which is 98 mm more than that of the Vento.
Talking about the Volkswagen Vertus, it can be brought with the 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine. This engine can provide power of 110 bhp. Apart from this, a 1.5 liter engine will be given which can provide 150 hp power and 250 Newton meter torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox, 6-speed automatic torque converter and a 7-speed DSG automatic unit.
Volkswagen Vertus will get a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, large touchscreen VW infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, connected car technology, automatic climate control, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, etc.
Talking about its styling, it is to be given Volkswagen’s signature grille, slim headlamps and integrated angle running lights, LED tail lamps and sloping roofline. The rear door will be kept longer than the Polo, wraparound taillight and ducktail spoiler at the rear. Along with this, some new updates can also be seen but it is going to be minimal.
The Volkswagen Vertus will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Chakan (Pune). Internationally, the Volkswagen Vertus is on sale only in Brazil. It has been replaced by the Vento, a sedan version of the sixth generation Polo hatchback. The company had earlier revealed that the Vertus will follow a 93 per cent localization policy in its production, under which the company will use components made in the domestic market.
Volkswagen Group is forecasting the highest sales of the decade in the Indian market in 2022, with the company forecasting 75 – 80 percent more sales in 2021 as compared to 2020. On the other hand, Volkswagen Group is going to launch 18 new models next year, due to which it is estimating sales to double in 2022. In such a situation, the group’s sales can cross 100,000 units per year.
The company has invested Rs 7500 crore under the India 2.0 scheme and its results are now visible due to which the sales have been excellent this year. The company is now aiming to double this in 2022, with the group’s Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini launching several SUVs, which has resulted in a phenomenal growth in sales this year.
The Volkswagen Virtus is going to be a better mid-size sedan from the company which is to be brought with many exciting features and equipment. Now it has to be seen how it gets the response from the customers.