VW Virtus vs Skoda Slavia Top Model Comparison

For the people who are confused between the two premium mid-size sedans, this detailed walkaround video of the top models would help them to make up their minds.

This top model comparison between the VW Virtus and Skoda Slavia incorporates all the aspects including exterior styling and interior cabin space and features. These two products are sold under the same house, VW Skoda Group which is why they share powertrains, body panels and many other components. However, there are distinct styling differences, both on the outside and inside. To make it fair, both these are the top trims of the 1.0-litre segment. Let us check out all these distinctions to help you choose the right one for you.

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VW Virtus vs Skoda Slavia Top Model Comparison

The Virtus features typical VW design philosophy with an elegant yet understated fascia, LED DRLs and projector headlamps neatly integrated on the flanks of the sleek front grille with chrome frame, a massive piano black radiator grille on the bumper, cornering fog lamps with chrome belt running across the width of the car. On the sides, the sharp creases accentuate the minimalist design theme but the alloys bring in a bold and snazzy look, the window line has an underlying chrome embellishment which lends an overall premium look. The rear is highlighted by an integrated boot lip spoiler, a split-LED taillamp cluster and a chrome strip running across the rear bumper.

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The Slavia also has the same body panels but there are design differences on the exterior. These are inspired by the designed language of Skoda with the typical butterfly grille at the front surrounded by a chrome belt, slightly distinctive alloy wheels on the side and a sharper LED taillamp cluster at the rear. The only difference is that it does not get the cornering function with the fog lamps and a 20 mm difference in length (Virtus being longer). Choosing between these two is a matter of personal preference.

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Interior & Features

On the inside, the components, touchscreens, and features are almost the same. The layout and pattern of the AC vents, dashboard, steering wheel buttons, etc are different. But apart from the aesthetics, the functionality and convenience features on both these sedans are identical.

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skoda slavia vs vw virtus top model comparison
Skoda Slavia vs VW Virtus top model comparison


Both these sedans come with the same 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that produces 115 hp and 178 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The price of the Slavia 1.0-litre top Style trim in automatic transmission option is Rs 15.39 lakh, ex-showroom. The prices of the VW Virtus will be revealed at the launch which is slated for the second week of June 2022.

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