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Volkswagen Virtus Enters The ‘India Book Of Records’ – 150 Sedans Delivered In A Single Day From A Dealership | V3Cars

Volkswagen have entered the ‘India Book Of Records’ with the Virtus. EVM Motors, a Volkswagen dealer from Kerala, delivered 150 Virtus in a single day, a national record for delivering the maximum number of a single model in a day by any dealership across India.

Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen say that since the Virtus went on sale, they are organising mega delivery programs across their 152 showrooms in India.

Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, said, “We are extremely elated to have the new Volkswagen Virtus create a national record at the ‘India Book of Records’, by being a single model sedan to be delivered in a day by a single dealership. We would like to congratulate our dealer partner EVM Motors & Vehicles India Pvt. Ltd. for this notable feat. We would like thank our customers who were part of this journey and that made us worthy of this recognition.”

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Speaking on the matter, Mr. Sabu Johnny, Managing Director, EVM Motors & Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., said, “It is indeed a moment of pride to be setting a record at the India Book of Records with the new Volkswagen Virtus. With 150 customer deliveries in one day, it showcases the love, trust and the phenomenal response by our customers for Volkswagen. We look forward towards delivering many more Virtus across Kerala and add happy members to the Volkswagen family.”

Virtus

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Volkswagen launched the Virtus this month as a replacement for the Vento sedan. The Virtus is underpinned by the heavily localised MQB A0-IN platform and gets the option of 2 turbo-petrol engines. The engine options of the Virtus include a 1.0L turbo petrol and a 1.5L turbo-petrol engine. The 1.0L turbo-petrol engine comes with the option of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed TC automatic transmission. On the other hand, the 1.5L turbo-petrol comes with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.

Engine specifications of the Volkswagen Virtus are given in the table below.

Volkswagen Virtus Petrol

Engine Specs

Displacement

1.0L Turbo Petrol

1.5L Turbo Petrol

Cylinder

3

4

Capacity

999cc

1498cc

Power

115PS @ 5,000rpm

150PS @ 5,000rpm

Torque

178Nm @ 1,750 - 4,500rpm

250Nm @ 1,600 - 3,500rpm

Manual

6MT

Auto

6TC

7DCT

The 2022 Volkswagen Virtus offers the following features:

  • A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Keyless entry and push-button start/stop
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Electric sunroof
  • Hill descent control
  • 6 airbags
  • Cruise control
  • 3-point seatbelts for 5 passengers
  • Wireless charger
  • Auto start/stop

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The Virtus is priced between Rs. 11.21 lakh and Rs. 17.92 lakh (ex-showroom). It goes up against other C-segment sedans, such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Slavia and Maruti Nexa Ciaz.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mohammad Osaaf

In the age of SUVs and crossovers, it's the traditional, 3-box sleeper sedans that excite him the most. All it needs is a punchy engine, a tight chassis and everyday practicality. Skoda Octavia VRS and BMW M5 are his favourites.

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