VW Eos now with Bluemotion

* First petrol Bluemotion * Better economy; lower emissions * Available now, from 20,695...

VW Eos now with Bluemotion

Volkswagen's Eos convertible has been given the Bluemotion treatment to lower its carbon dioxide emissions and improve fuel economy.

It's the first time a petrol engine has used Bluemotion technology and the 118bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine is available to order from today, priced from 20,695.

Fuel-saving technologies
Emissions have been cut from 152g/km to 144g/km, while fuel economy has been improved by 2.1mpg to an average of 45.6mpg.

Efficiency measures include regenerative braking, engine stop-start and hill-hold systems, plus an indicator light to help make gearshifts more efficient.

As a result the Eos is now in Vehicle Excise Duty band F, saving drivers 25 a year.

Equipment and extras
The VW Eos Bluemotion is available in S and SE trims. Both include stability control, twin front and side airbags, air-con, heated adjustable door mirrors and electric windows.

SE models add larger alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and front sports seats, along with parking sensors and automatic headlights and rain sensors.