Volkswagen Introduces Six-Speed Manual Gearbox Option for Virtus Sedan and New Variants for Taigun SUV


Volkswagen has recently launched a six-speed manual gearbox option for the 1.5 TSI variants of the Virtus sedan. Previously, the Virtus 1.5 TSI was only available with a 7-speed DSG gearbox in a single fully-loaded trim. However, with the introduction of the new manual variant, the 1.5 TSI engine becomes more accessible to a wider audience. The ex-showroom price of the new Virtus 1.5 TSI manual is set at Rs 16.89 lakh.

Taigun GT Plus line-up introduced:

In addition to the Virtus sedan, Volkswagen has also introduced new GT Plus variants for the Taigun SUV. These variants are available with both manual and DSG automatic gearboxes, with prices starting from Rs 17.79 lakh (ex-showroom). This move aims to keep the Taigun line-up fresh and competitive in the face of newer competition in its segment.

New GT Edge Limited Collection brings special paint options:

To further enhance the appeal of the Virtus and Taigun range, Volkswagen has introduced special exterior paint shade options. The GT Edge Limited Collection offers unique paint shades for the Virtus and Taigun models. Customers can choose between Deep Black Pearl or Carbon Steel Grey matte finish for the Taigun GT Plus DSG and GT Plus MT variants. The Virtus GT Plus DSG and GT Plus MT also feature the Deep Black Pearl paint shade. It's important to note that these special paint options can only be booked online and will be manufactured on a made-to-order basis. Deliveries are set to begin next month.

Virtus GT Plus MT variant introduced:

With the introduction of the six-speed manual gearbox option, the Virtus GT now offers two gearbox options for both its engines. The 1.0 TSI and the 1.5 TSI engines come with the six-speed manual as standard. The 1.0 TSI automatic variant is equipped with a torque convertor gearbox, while the 1.5 TSI variant features the more advanced 7-speed DSG.

Taigun GT Plus MT, Taigun GT DSG automatic introduced:

Alongside the Virtus GT MT, the Taigun SUV now offers a manual gearbox option with the GT Plus variant, priced at Rs 17.79 lakh. Furthermore, the Taigun GT, positioned below the GT Plus, now comes with a DSG automatic transmission, priced at Rs 16.79 lakh.


Volkswagen's latest offerings bring exciting updates to the Virtus sedan and Taigun SUV. The inclusion of the six-speed manual gearbox option provides more choices for Virtus customers, making the 1.5 TSI engine more accessible. The introduction of new variants and special paint shades for the Taigun lineup aims to keep the models competitive in their respective segments. With these updates, Volkswagen continues to cater to the evolving preferences of Indian customers and offers enhanced driving experiences.


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