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The Virtus gives new impetus

The new notchback sedan continues the model campaign. Twenty models will have come onto the market by 2020.

Only around 60 days after the launch of the “Novo Polo,” ­Volkswagen do Brasil has presented the new notchback sedan Virtus in São Paulo. The Virtus is based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB) and is 4.48 meters long. That’s a whole 42.5 centimeters longer than the Polo. The wheelbase has also grown.

It spans 2.65 meters, providing ample room for five adults. In addition, the notchback sedan from Anchieta has a trunk volume of up to 521 liters, more than any in its class. The range of assistance systems and features on offer in the Polo will also be available in the Virtus when it arrives at dealerships in January 2018.

press reviews

» Volkswagen aims to grow in Brazil with the compact Virtus. «

Reuters, Brazil

» The Virtus is part of a program to help Volkswagen gain ground in the market. «

uol.com (the largest Internet provider in Brazil)

World premiere in São Paulo – the new Virtus sedan in the limelight.

The Virtus is giving the model ­campaign in Brazil a new impetus. A total of 20 additional models – including pickup trucks and SUVs – will go into production by 2020. Over a dozen of them will come from the Brazilian plants. The sum invested is around €1.8 billion. “In the next few years, we will do ­everything possible to regain ­Volkswagen’s leading position in the largest South American automobile market,” said head of Sales Jürgen Stackmann at the world premiere.