VW Virtus is a premium mid-size sedan that competes against the mighty Honda City and Hyundai Verna in our market.
Check out these massive aftermarket 18-inch alloys on the VW Virtus. Virtus is the second product from Volkswagen that is based on the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform after Taigun. With over 90% localised content, the prices of the sedan and mid-size SUV have become affordable along with the service, maintenance and spare parts. However, many people love to modify their vehicles, especially using oversize aftermarket alloys. This is one such example.
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VW Virtus with 18-inch Aftermarket Alloys
The video clip has been posted by Ravityres_Amritsar on Instagram. It shows a white Virtus after the installation of XL-sized alloy wheels. It looks like wheels come out of the body because they are so wide. The stock tyre size for the top trim of the Virtus is 16-inch. Hence, this is quite a noticeable upgrade. The silver-coloured multi-spoke design pattern complements the white colour of the Virtus quite well. In fact, these alloys are bound to look great will almost all the colours that the Virtus comes with. The aesthetics of the sedan are enhanced quite significantly just by these new alloys.
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On the flip side, such large wheels lead to a compromise on the ride quality. It is because the low-profile tyres have a wider surface but a thin sidewall. Hence, the cushioning effect is reduced quite drastically. As a result, the potholes and bumps are able to enter the cabin and negatively affect the ride quality. That is the price that one needs to pay to install oversized alloys. Moreover, the weight is increased leading to a decline in mileage. All these factors must be taken into consideration before opting for too large wheels for any car.
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The VW Virtus comes powered by a 1.0-litre TSI and a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine. The smaller engine outputs a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 175 Nm, while the larger unit offers a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission options for the former include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. The prices range from Rs 11.22 lakh to Rs 17.92 lakh, ex-showroom.