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Volkswagen Taigun & Virtus New Variants & GT Edge Limited Collection Launched

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VW has finally launched a six-speed manual gearbox option for the 1.5 TSI variants of the Virtus sedan. The new Virtus 1.5 TSI manual has been priced at Rs 16.89 lakh, ex-showroom. The carmaker has also launched new GT Plus variants of Taigun SUV with both manual and DSG automatic gearboxes, prices of which start from Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom.

In order to keep the line-up fresh amid newer competition in their respective segments, Volkswagen has also introduced special exterior paint shade options for the Virtus and Taigun range.

  • Virtus GT Plus now gets two gearbox options
  • Taigun GT Plus line-up introduced
  • New GT Edge Limited Collection brings special paint options

Here’s a look at the price list of the newly introduced Virtus and Taigun variants:

Virtus, Taigun price
VariantPrice
Virtus GT Plus MTRs 16.89 lakh
Taigun GT DSGRs 16.79 lakh
Taigun GT Plus MTRs 17.79 lakh

Virtus GT Plus MT variant introduced

The Virtus 1.5 GT, which was earlier available only with a 7-speed DCT gearbox in a single fully-loaded trim, now comes with a six-speed manual gearbox option. Thanks to this update, the Virtus now has the same powertrain line-up as its sister car, the Skoda Slavia, and importantly makes the 1.5 TSI engine more accessible to a wider audience.

The Virtus now gets two gearbox options for both its engines, with the six-speed manual now becoming standard for the 115hp, 1.0 TSI and the 150hp, 1.5 TSI engines. The 1.0 TSI automatic gets a torque convertor automatic gearbox.

Petrol engineVolkswagen Virtus 2023
Engine type1.0-litre TSI 3-cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine
Displacement999 cc
No. of cylinders3
Power114 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque178 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual or torque-converter Automatic
Emission StandardBS-6 Phase 2
DrivetrainFWD
Driving Range873, 815 – kmrs
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)10.7 seconds
Top Speed190 kmph
Petrol engineVolkswagen Virtus 2023
Engine type1.5-litre, 4-cyl, TSI EVO Petrol Engine
Displacement1498 cc
No. of cylinders4
Power148 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque250 Nm @ 1,600 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual or 7-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch) Automatic
Emission StandardBS-6 Phase 2
DrivetrainFWD
Driving Range840 – kmrs
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)8.7 seconds
Top Speed190 kmph

Taigun GT Plus MT, Taigun GT DSG automatic introduced

Along with the Virtus GT MT, the Taigun 1.5 TSI also gets the manual gearbox option with the top-spec GT Plus trim which was so far only available with the DSG automatic. Additionally, the lower GT trim for the 1.5 TSI engine now gets the DSG automatic that was only available with the manual gearbox. This increases the variants available with the more powerful engine for a wider appeal.

Petrol engineVolkswagen Taigun GT
Engine type1.5-litre TSI EVO with ACT petrol engine
Displacement1,498 cc
No. of cylinders4
Power148 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque250 Nm @ 1,600 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual or 7-speed Dual-clutch Automatic
Emission StandardBS-6 Phase 2
Drivetrain
Driving Range– kmrs

New paint shades introduced on both models

Volkswagen has also introduced the GT Edge Limited Collection, under which the Taigun GT Plus DSG and GT Plus MT can be had in two new paint shades – Deep Black Pearl or Carbon Steel Grey matte finish. The Virtus GT Plus DSG and GT Plus MT also get the Deep Black Pearl paint shade. These can be booked online only and will be manufactured on a made-to-order basis, according to the brand. Deliveries will commence next month.

Here’s a look at how the newly introduced colour options have been priced on the Virtus and Taigun:

Virtus, Taigun new colour options
VariantColourPrice
Taigun GT Plus MTDeep Black PearlRs 17.99 lakh
Taigun GT Plus MTCarbon Steel Grey MatteRs 18.19 lakh
Taigun GT Plus DSGDeep Black PearlRs 19.25 lakh
Taigun GT Plus DSGCarbon Steel Grey MatteRs 19.45 lakh
Virtus GT Plus MTDeep Black PearlRs 17.09 lakh
Virtus GT Plus DSGDeep Black PearlRs 18.76 lakh
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