Metal-roofed convertibles are sturdier, safer, and offer better handling and a dramatically quieter ride than any ragtop. They are sexy, unsafe, pricey, cramped, and eminently unsuitable for families. As a result, many prospective car buyers just glance at them longingly in the showroom before driving off in a minivan or crossover. But safety is increasingly less of a factor. That’s because these days auto makers offer convertibles with the sensuality of a ragtop and the solidity of a (...) More
MotorWeek TV has named the Volkswagen Eos the “Best Convertible” in its annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. The announcement was made today at the Chicago Auto Show and MotorWeek will feature the Drivers’ Choice Award winners on a special episode to air on PBS February 10. “The four-season retractable hardtop design of the Volkswagen Eos sets a new benchmark for affordable convertibles,” said MotorWeek host John Davis. “The cleverness of the top is obvious. Add in strong and efficient engines and (...) More
The most successful manufacturer in the RAC What Car? Car of the Year Awards was Volkswagen, which won three categories. The first award went to the Golf which won the "Best Small Family Car". The second award went to the Passat which won the Best Family Car award. "The Passat is in a league of its own and keeps the flag flying high for the conventional saloon." The Eos was awarded the title of Best Open-Top Car. "The Eos is a cracking car to buy, and (...) More
Based on the new Passat platform and containing many interior pieces from the Jetta and Golf, the coupe/cabriolet employs a folding metal roof that incorporates an innovative sunroof that slides open before the top actually starts on its way into to the trunk, should you only want limited sun exposure.
In its annual Editors’ Choice Awards, Autobytel selected the Volkswagen GTI and all-new Eos as the Best New Performance Car Under $40,000 and Best New Convertible Under $75,000, respectively. The Editors’ Choice Awards names the best new 2007 vehicles on the market as decided by a team of veteran automotive editors. Autobytel commended the 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine shared by the GTI and Eos, especially when combined with the sports-tuned suspension and responsive steering (...) More
Individuality direct from the factory – a contradiction? No, at least not at Volkswagen. Firstly, Europe’s largest car maker offers almost countless possibilities to configure its new cars via the range of equipment options for its models. Secondly, there are Volkswagen Individual models –namely the Golf Individual, the Passat Individual, the Passat Variant Individual, the new Eos Individual and the Touareg Individual.
The 2007 Volkswagen Eos has been awarded a “2006 Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science in the automotive category. To win, a product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its respective category. The automobile distinguished itself from thousands of new products and innovations to represent the top 100 winners across 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal (...) More
The 14th edition of "L’Automobile più Bella del Mondo" competition took place at the Arena Civica in Milan, Italy, on 27th October. And the winners were: City cars and compact cars Mini Cooper Mid-size hatchback cars Volvo C30 Mid-size sedans Volvo S80 Limousine Bentley Continental GTC Coupe (...) More
A lot of new cars have make debut the past thew months. But which one is the most significant one? Which one can satisy every taste and need? Car and Driver has made a list with top ten most significant 2007 cars. And the list shows that the inexpensive (but not cheap) small cars are proliferating. Top ten most significant 2007 cars Chrysler Sebring - The 2007 Sebring marks a bold departure from the bland styling of the old model that, although retouched and updated, remained all too (...) More