MQB-based VW Virtus (next gen VW Polo sedan) rendered

30/05/2017 - 16:57 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Will launch in Brazil in early 2018.

Car and Driver Brazil has posted new details on the VW Virtus (next-gen Polo sedan) as well as created a rendering based on the teaser unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

MQB-based VW Virtus (next gen Polo sedan) rendered
Like the Polo, the VW Virtus will be based on the MQB A0 platform. It will have an overall length in excess of 4.20 m and offer a 500L boot.

The Virtus will come to Brazilian dealers early next year, while the next-gen VW Polo hatchback will come first in mid-October. VW Brazil has already confirmed that production will commence production in September at their São Bernardo do Campo (SP) facility. Like the Polo, Virtus will be based on the MQB A0 platform and will have an overall length above 4.20 m and wheelbase of around 2.56 m, which is 10 cm more than the Gol-based VW Voyage. Boot space will also be 20L more than the Voyage, measuring 500L.

The VW Virtus will have a front-end copy-pasted from the next-gen Polo, save for a tweaked grille. Expect the cabin to have class-leading build quality, materials and equipment. For the Brazilian market, the Virtus' engine options may include the 82 hp 1.0L MPI N/A, 105 hp 1.0L TSI turbocharged and a 120 hp 1.6 MPI N/A petrol engine.

2017 VW Polo front three quarters undisguised spy shot
The VW Virtus will have a front-end nearly identical to the next-gen Polo.

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VW India has not discussed investing on localising the MQB platform. VW signed a technical partnership agreement with Tata Motors and reports say that VW could use the latter's modular platform 'AMP' to build the next generation lineup for India.

[Source: Car and Driver Brazil]

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