Virtus, Polo’s South American sedan version will compete with models like Honda City, Toyota Yaris Sedan, Fiat Cronos and Chevrolet Prisma. Like Polo, 2018 Virtus is also using the MQB-A0 platform and will be able to offer the same engine options. Volkswagen South America has now approved only 200 TSI models. The model features a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with ethanol at 128 hp and gasoline at 115 hp. Torque for both fuel types is 200 Nm. New versions are expected to arrive soon. Virtus exterior design is a combination of Polo hatchback at the front and Jetta sedan models at the rear.
The sedan’s interior has a 10.25-inch screen instead of the dashboard, and another 8-inch screen for the multimedia system. The multimedia system comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink support. Volkswagen South American and Brazilian manager Pable Di So said that Virtus is a very important model for Volkswagen’s portfolio in the region: “We are growing up in South America and we are stepping up our model portfolio in Brazil step by step. Following the introduction of the new Volkswagen Polo a few weeks ago, Virtus is another important factor in bringing Volkswagen back into the region. ” Virtus’ sale prices have not been announced yet. Last Updated: November 20, 2017