During Volkswagen’s annual general meeting in May this year, the carmaker revealed a timeline of new models that it is planning to unveil this year. Among them is the new Virtus, which will replace the Vento as the next generation of the Polo Sedan, when it debuts later in November.

These renders should give us some idea what the Virtus might look like, where we see cues from the latest Jetta (taillights) and Passat (tailgate) being grafted onto the elongated body of the Mk6 Polo hatchback. Good-looking or the exact opposite, that’s for you to decide.

The Virtus will likely ride on the same modular MQB A0 platform used by the Polo and Seat Ibiza, which sees a longer wheelbase than before (2,564 mm on the Polo Mk6). Engine options should include a range of petrol TSI and diesel TDI units, with five/six-speed manuals and a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG.

If the new Polo is any indication, the Virtus will be equipped with the latest technologies like the brand’s second-generation Active Info Display, a widescreen-format touchscreen infotainment system, Adaptive Cruise Control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring system and Park Assist.

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