Volkswagen Virtus 1.5 TSI variant gets a manual transmission option

VW Taigun also gets a manual gearbox option for its top-spec trim.


Volkswagen India has finally added a manual gearbox option for the 1.5 TSI variant of the Volkswagen Virtus. The manual gearbox variant fetches Rs 16.89 lakh. The automaker also added two new GT Plus variants with manual and DSG automatic transmissions to the Taigun lineup. Both cars also get new colour options.

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Volkswagen Virtus and Taigun: Here’s what’s new

Earlier there were no manual options for the 1.5-litre engine variant of Volkswagen Virtus. The sedan came with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The automaker decided to match the transmission options offered by Virtus’ counterpart, Skoda Slavia. The six-speed manual gearbox on the 1.5-litre engine variant of the Virtus will make it more appealing to buyers. With the addition of this gearbox, Virtus now offers two transmission options on either of its engine variants. 

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Volkswagen also added the option for a manual gearbox on the top-spec GT Plus trim of Taigun. Earlier, this trim was only available with a DSG automatic gearbox. The lower-placed trims which were only available with a manual transmission now get the option of a DSG automatic gearbox as well. Volkswagen Taigun is available in two new colour options – Deep Black Pearl and Carbon Steel Grey. The Deep Black Pearl colour option has also been made available for Volkswagen Virtus.

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Commenting on the announcement, Mr Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “For over a decade, Indian customers have aspired to own the much sought after GT badge that has been a symbol of unparalleled performance and power, commanding respect. With its strong legacy of fun-to-drive, the GT badge was introduced on the Performance Line (1.5l TSI EVO engine) variants of the Taigun & Virtus. Today, we are taking a step further and democratizing the GT badge by introducing newer variants for customers to choose from.”

Here is the price list for the new variants of Volkswagen Virtus and Taigun.

Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus MT Rs 16.89 lakh
Volkswagen Taigun GT DSG Rs 16.79 lakh
Volkswagen Taigun GT Plus MT Rs 17.79 lakh.

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The new colour options for either car will be manufactured on demand. Deliveries for these new variants are expected to begin next month. Volkswagen Virtus and Taigun are two of the safest cars in India. Both VW offerings received a 5-star GNCAP safety rating last year. 

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Utkarsh Joshi
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