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South America's new Volkswagen Virtus the next Polo Sedan?

11.10.2017

Said to preview the next generation Polo Sedan, Brazilian journalist Fernando Calmon has released a new teaser image of the South American market Volkswagen Virtus.

The latest model to make use of the same MQB A0-platform as the new Polo, the Virtus, based on the single image shared on Instagram, incorporates the same front end as its hatchback siblings, but with a more sleeker appearance at the rear with lights seemingly taken from the Audi A4.

According to reports, the newcomer's arrival in January next year could potentially result in a pick-up model to rival the top-selling Fiat Toro, although this has yet to be confirmed.

In terms of engines, the Virtus will most likely mirror those of the Polo in receiving a normally aspirated 1.6 developing 87 kW and 162 Nm of torque, and a 1.0-litre TSI making 95 kW and 200 Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox is likely to be standard on the former and a six-speed automatic on the latter.

If it does become a reality for South Africa, expect it to employ the same range of petrol engines as the European spec Polo, as well as at least one version of the 1.6 TDI.   

Article written by Autodealer
11.10.2017
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