We already know that the Volkswagen Virtus will be launched in South America, but it has now been revealed that the model (aka the next-generation Polo Sedan/Vento) will debut in Brazil in January 2018.

This information comes from an Instagram post by journalist Fernando Calmon, whereby an executive within Volkswagen Brazil confirmed the Q1 2018 introduction. The post also comes with a teaser sketch of the Virtus, which gives us some idea what the sedan will look like.

As you can see, the Virtus’ front end is nearly identical to the Polo Mk6, with the sizeable fog lamp enclosures being prominent highlights. Along the sides, you’ll also spot the same character line that runs through the door handles towards the taillights.

Obviously, the major differentiation between both models is focused at the rear, with the Virtus’ increased boot space. Its sedan body style sees a less steeply-raked rear window, and slimmer taillights that are nestled below what appears to be a subtle spoiler.

Like the Polo, the Virtus will ride on the MQB A0 modular platform, which can also be found on the Seat Ibiza. Expect a range of TSI and TDI engines to power the sedan, paired with either manual or DSG gearboxes.