South America’s 2018 VW Virtus Snapped Undisguised

Just a few months after being confirmed via a VW production road map, South America’s VW Virtus has surfaced completely undisguised.

Set to be unveiled in November, the VW Virtus replaces the Polo Sedan in South America and while the new name may suggest an entirely new car, that isn’t exactly the case.

These images, first published by Motor1 Brazil, show that the Virtus retains many of the styling traits of the Polo. In fact, one would have to be a keen-eyed VW enthusiast to notice any visual changes up front other than the tweaked bumper.

Changes to the rear are slightly more noticeable and include thinner and wider taillights while an eye-catching piece of chrome trim can be seen stretching the width of the bumper.

In the cabin, things are very familiar and include a digital gauge cluster, a large central infotainment screen and a three-spoke steering wheel. Not VW’s finest interior but certainly enough to satisfy more buyers.

Stay tuned for more about the VW Virtus as its debut edges closer.


  • jfalckt

    Sounds like a sexually transmitted disease, looks a bit like one too

    • Santiago Fernández Colareda

      Come on, we get way worse than this here in South America… Fiat Moby, Renault Kwid, the whole Chevrolet line up… just to name a few… This one will sell really well here in Argentina.

      • jfalckt

        Yeah sorry, maybe a bit harsh! Weirdly I like the Renault Kwid, but that might be because it’s not available where I am.

        • Santiago Fernández Colareda

          I’ve got to sit behind the Kwid’s wheel on the Buenos Aires motor show, it’s not pleasing. Everything feels extremely cheap.

  • Bash

    Are there really a keen-eyed VW enthusiasts out there??

  • Miknik

    Looks like a not so new Hyundai form the back. And the interior might have digital instruments, but the rest of it – including materials – look really cheap…

  • Six_Tymes


  • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

    It’s a sedan version of the new Polo with a different name.

  • Ilbirs

    This car is a Polo VI from the front end to the B pillar. After this it’s a whole new thing and there are some curiosities in its body, like what looks like a rear spoiler formed by the sheetmetal in the rear end, something that can be seen even considering the fact that this example is black and the picture was shot using a cellphone camera:

  • Kaido Alex

    I wish this car would come to South Africa.

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