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Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento – The Battle of Siblings

The Virtus will boast of larger dimensions and additional equipment, what else it will get over Vento, we find out in this comparison.

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Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento

The Volkswagen Virtus will first launch in the Brazilian market next January followed by others.

Volkswagen’s upcoming mid-size sedan Virtus will be launched as a replacement for Vento in several overseas markets and there is a strong possibility that it could replace Vento in Indian market as well. The sedan will first launch in the Brazilian market next January followed by others. Coming in as a replacement for Vento, the Virtus will boast of larger dimensions and additional equipment, what else it will get over Vento, we find out in this comparison.

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Price

Name of the CarPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Volkswagen VirtusRs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh (expected)
Volkswagen VentoRs 8.19 lakh to Rs 13.87 lakh

-The Volkswagen Vento range falls between Rs 8.19 lakh to Rs 13.87 lakh in India.

-Volkswagen’s upcoming mid-size sedan is set for launch in Brazil early next year in January.

-If Volkswagen decides to launch it in India, expect it to be priced between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.

Volkswagen Virtus India Rear

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Specifications

Specifications Volkswagen VirtusVolkswagen Vento
Petrol Engines 1.4L and 1.2L1.5L & 1.2L
Power (Bhp)125 &103104 & 104
Torque (Nm)200& 175153 & 175
Diesel 1.5L1.5L
Power (Bhp)108108
Torque (Nm)250250
Transmission6-speed MT & 7-speed DSG AT5-speed MT & 7-speed DSG AT

Volkswagen Vento-

-The Volkswagen Vento is currently available with two petrol and one diesel engines.

-Transmission duties are carried out by a manual and automatic gearbox.

Volkswagen Virtus-

-Information regarding engine set up for the Virtus is yet not clear, though it is expected to receive 125bhp, 1.4-litre petrol and 108bhp and 1.5-litre oil burner.

-The 103bhp, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit is likely to power the performance oriented version.

-The Virtus carline is likely to use the 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG AT unit.

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Mileage

Model Name Petrol Mileage (Km/l)Diesel Mileage (km/l)
Volkswagen Virtus16-1819-22
Volkswagen Vento18.1921.5

-In terms of mileage, the petrol manual Vento delivers 16.09km/l opposed to the automatic unit that returns 18.19km/l.

-Diesel powered Vento with manual engine is rated at 20.64km/l and its automatic counterpart delivers slightly more at 21.5km/l.

Volkswagen Virtus Revealed Side

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Dimensions

Dimensions Volkswagen VirtusVolkswagen Vento
Length (mm)4,8404,390
Breadth (mm)1,7511,699
Height (mm)1,4681,467
Wheelbase (mm)2,6502,553
Seating Capacity55
Boot Space (Litres)521494

-The Virtus will be built on a new MQB-AO platform that will allow making proportional changes.

-Dimensionally, Virtus will be larger than the model it replaces. That said, it will be substantially longer and wider, through the difference in height will be minimal.

-As for the wheelbase, Virtus will sit on a longer wheelbase and offer 27L additional space for storing luggage against Vento.

Volkswagen Virtus Revealed Interior

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Features 

Key Features Volkswagen VirtusVolkswagen Vento
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Touchscreen Infotainment systemYesYes
Height adj. driver seatYesYes
Power-operated ORVMsYesYes
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Steering mounted audio & calling controlsYesYes
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoYesYes
Navigation systemYesYes
Rear wiper & washerYesYes
Push start/stopYesYes

-Expect Virtus to pack in automatic climate control, rain sensing wipers and a bunch of other comfort bits.

-Additionally, there will be an 8.0-inch infotainment system with three ports, Mirror Link, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

-There will also be a 10.25-inch Active Info Display.

Volkswagen Virtus Vs Volkswagen Vento Safety Features

Key Features Volkswagen VirtusVolkswagen Vento
Dual front airbagsYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking cameraYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesYes
Speed sensing auto door lockYesYes
ISOFIXYesYes
Reverse parking sensorYesYes
Day/Night IRVMYesYes
All Disc brakesNot KnownNo
NCAP RatingNA4-Star (Global NCAP 2014)

-In terms of safety, Virtus will receive equipment such as electronic stability control, Hydraulic brake assist, electronic differential lock, tire pressure monitoring etc.

Volkswagen Virtus Picture Gallery

 

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