New Volkswagen Polo based sedan Virtus spotted undisguised, looks more premium than Vento

VW Virtus is said to be based on the Polo and the front end looks quite similar, however, the design of the front bumper seems to have been tweaked a bit

By: | Published: August 3, 2017 6:30 PM

Volkswagen Virtus, an all new sedan based on the Polo has been spied without any camouflage before its official unveiling that was slated for 1st September. The sedan, spotted by Motor1 Brazil, is expected to go on sale in North America in the first quarter of next year. The Virtus is said to be based on the Polo and the front end looks quite similar, however, the design of the front bumper seems to have been tweaked a bit. will be based on the latest Volkswagen MQB A0 platform. It will have a longer wheelbase and hence the rear doors would be slightly longer.

The spy shots appear to feature two trims of the Virtus – the red car is presumably an entry-level model with 15-inch steel wheels covered with plastic hubcaps, with black bottom part of the bumpers and no fog lights. It is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine that makes 120 hp.

The black one is likely the top Highline trim that features chrome on the bumpers and window frames. It also has 17-inch alloy wheels. The Highline variant is expected to come with a tuned up version of the 1.0-litre TSI engine that produces 128 hp.

The cabin too appears similar to the Polo with a 10.2-inch TFT display in the instrument panel and the optional infotainment system with an eight-inch screen. The Virtus is speculated to be placed below the Jetta and would take on the likes of Honda City and Chevrolet Cobalt in the Brazilian market.

Images: Motor1 Brazil

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