Having opened pre-bookings for its new compact sedan in March, Volkswagen announced the prices for the new Virtus earlier today. Priced from ₹ 11.22 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, the Virtus follows a similar variant line-up as the company’s new Taigun compact SUV with buyers offered a choice of four variants spread across two trim lines. Starting with the lines, the Virtus is available in Dynamic Line and Performance Line with the main differentiators between the two coming down to cosmetic differences and more importantly the engine under the hood.


The Performance Line model carries the GT badging along with featuring some sportier design touches and using the powerful 148 bhp 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine paired solely with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Unlike the Taigun, the Virtus 1.5 TSI lacks the option of a manual gearbox. The Dynamic Line, meanwhile, is the mainstay to the range featuring the tried and tested 114 bhp 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine with both manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes.



The Performance Line model is limited to just one fully-loaded GT Plus variant while the Dynamic Line is available in three variants – Comfortline, Highline and Topline – with only the latter two getting the option of an automatic gearbox.

Now lets take a look at what each individual variant has to offer.

1.0 TSI Comfortline (Manual: Rs 11.22 lakh)

  • LED headlamps with daytime running lamps
  • 16-inch wheels with covers
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • ESC
  • ABS with EBD
  • Multi-collision braking
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Dual front airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Steering rake and reach adjust
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • 8-speakers
  • Electric adjust wing mirrors
  • Driver seat height adjust

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1.0 TSI Highline (Manual: ₹ 12.98 lakh; Auto: Rs 14.28 lakh)


In addition to the features from the Comfortline variant, the Highline adds:

  • 16-inch ‘Scimitar’ alloy wheels
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Beige fabric upholstery
  • Front and rear centre armrest
  • Auto climate control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Power folding wing mirrors
  • Keyless entry and go
  • Cruise control
  • White ambient lighting
  • Hill-start assist (AT only)
  • Paddle shifters (AT only)
  • Rear-view camera
  • Fog lamps with static cornering function
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Connected car tech (Option)
  • Cooled glovebox



1.0 TSI Topline (Manual: Rs 14.42 lakh; Auto: Rs 15.72 lakh)

In addition to the features from the Highline, the Topline gets

  • Auto headlamps
  • Full LED headlamps with integrated turn signals
  • 16-inch ‘Razor’ alloy wheels
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Sunroof
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Connected car tech (standard)
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Hill-start assist (MT and AT)
  • Co-driver seat height adjust
  • Leather/leatherette upholstery
  • Side and curtain airbags


The GT Plus gets all the equipment from the Topline but gets some additional cosmetic difference to go along with the more powerful 148 bhp 1.5 TSI engine.
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1.5 TSI GT Plus (DSG: Rs 17.92 lakh)

The engine and gearbox aside the majority of the differences between the fully loaded GT Plus and Topline variants come down to the cosmetics. Here’s what the GT Plus gets in addition to what’s available on the 1.0 TSI Topline:

  • Cylinder de-activation technology
  • Black finished 16-inch Razor alloy wheels
  • Read ambient lighting
  • Aluminium finished pedals
  • Dual-tone leather/leatherette upholstery
  • Read front brake calipers
  • Dual tone paint finish with grey roof and mirror caps