VW unveils new-look Eos convertible

  • Eos adopts the new VW family look
  • New interior trim introduced at the same time
  • First deliveries early in 2011
The updated VW Eos
The updated VW Eos
This is the new-look Volkswagen Eos that will be launched at the Los Angeles motor show next month.

The most obvious changes centre on the car’s revised nose. This gets the company’s family look that has already appeared on the Golf, Polo, Passat and Sharan.

The grille, bumpers and bonnet are all new, as are the Golf-style headlights, which now have the option of LED running lights. At the back, there are new tail-lights, similar to those on the new Passat, while the interior has new trims.

Although the final specification of the new car will be confirmed when ordering opens in November, Volkswagen has already said that all trims will have air-conditioning, an eight-speaker CD stereo system and sports seats. As before, the car also features a five-piece folding hard top that incorporates a tilt/sliding glass sunroof. It can be raised or lowered in 25 seconds.

Under the bonnet
Full details of the engine range are yet to be revealed, but the company has said that it will include two TSI petrol engines, a 1.4 developing 121bhp and a 2.0 with 208bhp.

There will also be a 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel unit, which – thanks to Bluemotion technology including an engine stop-start system – averages almost 60mpg.

Prices for the new car will be announced in November, and the first customers will take delivery of their cars early in 2011.

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