World premiere of the Virtus – about 60 days after the launch of the “novo Polo,” the new Virtus notchback celebrated its world premiere in Brazil. The Virtus sets new standards in design, technology, spaciousness, and performance for compact cars in South America.
With a length of 4.48 meters, this notchback sedan is 42.5 centimeters longer than the Polo. The wheelbase has also grown. At 2.65 meters, it extends 8.5 centimeters further than that of the Polo. And with a volume of 521 liters, the sedan’s luggage compartment is larger than any in its class.
The Virtus is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) and has a large number of features on board, including an Active Info Display, digital instruments, an 8-inch Discover Media infotainment system, and three USB ports.
The TSI Total Flex engine (ethanol) gives the Virtus 94 kW/128 hp with a torque of 200 Nm. The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds, and has a top speed of 194 km/h.
The Virtus will be available at dealerships in Brazil in January 2018.