Volkswagen Passenger Cars India has announced the start of production of Virtus, a premium midsize sedan, in India.
The car will be manufactured at the Chakan facility in Pune.
Piyush Arora, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With the start of production of the new Virtus at our Chakan facility in Pune, we have successfully completed our commitment of launching two new products under the India 2.0 project based on the MQB A0 IN platform for the market under Volkswagen brand.”
“The development of the carline is a joint effort of our global and Indian teams who have worked dedicatedly towards retaining the global manufacturing standards of the brand while maintaining localisation levels of up to 95%,” he said.
“The collaboration has positively resulted in the striking, exhilarating and German-engineered New Virtus that will redefine the premium midsize sedan segment in India,” he added.
Powered by TSI technology, Virtus will be available in the 1.5l TSI EVO engine with Active Cylinder Management Technology (ACT) and 1.0l TSI engine both equipped with engine idle Start/Stop.