People that are disgusted with the VW Beetle Cabrio, but still want to enjoy open-top freedom with a VW badge on it, will sadly be stuck with the Bug as the only option. So what in the world is VW doing with its peppy VW Eos, you may ask?
Well, in recent studies held by the VW design team, VW concluded that that the market has lost sight of the retractable hardtop vehicles, and are looking for better and cheaper options. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and the BMW Z4 obviously think otherwise.
So, according to Bischoff, there will be no VW Eos in production from next year ownward, bringing misery to the Eos fans-not that we know of.
On the bright side, Klaus Bischoff, VW head of design, said that there will be a larger four-seat, two-door convertible with a soft-top, which is obviously something to compete with the upcoming BMW 4-Series Convertible. However, this will be far less costly than the outgoing EOS, but it will also be more luxury appointed than its predecessor.
Expect to see thislarger drop-top sometime in 2014, as VW unveils its new range of vehicles following its new “top-down” design format.
This is all that we have for you but we’ll keep a close eye once details emerge.
Volkswagen has announced the special edition Eos "Sport & Style," a special edition that combines an elegant design with plenty of comfort for an additional 2,250 euro ($3,000 at the current exchange rates). This special edition can also be combined with a special "Black Style Premium" package that adds an even more sophisticated look to the Eos.
For the exterior, the special edition Eos "Sport & Style" will be distinguished by a new set of 17-inch alloy "Michigan" wheels and a beautiful white paint job. The interior will add gray Alcantara upholstery and seat bolsters in black leather, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, and door panels wrapped in leather. The car has also received pedals in brushed stainless steel for a sporty look.
The Eos "Sport and Style" will be offered with a standard RNS 315 radio navigation system, a "Climatronic" air conditioning system, park pilot, and a low tire pressure warning alarm. The optional "Black Style Premium" package (1.195€ or $1,631) will add black 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, and a sports suspension.
After announcing the launch of the new generation Eos for the Los Angels Auto Show, Volkswagen has also decided to offer an Exclusive version for the more demanding customers out there. The new Eos Exclusive comes with sports seats, two-tone leather upholstery, and aluminum decorative elements. It will be available with all engine variants.
The high-quality two-tone sports seats are covered in "Nappa" leather in the color combination Chocolate - Titanium Black or Pepper White - Titanium Black. The sports steering wheel, gear lever sleeve, and hand brake lever are also in leather and fitted matching colors. There are also various aluminum trim parts and a black piano lacquer radio panel.
For the exterior, Volkswagen offers new black-sheen 18-inch alloy wheels with new design "Vicenza" and sport suspension. Optionally, customers can also get a set of 18-inch alloy wheel in "Chicago" design.
The new design elements for the Exclusive version aren’t that much different than last year’s, but we are not complaining. The minor upgrades and color changes are just enough to add a little something extra to the stylish convertible.
Prices for the Eos Exclusive start at 35,275 euro for the 1.4 TSI version.
Volkswagen has unveiled today the first images and official details on the new generation Eos that will make its world debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Sales in Europe will begin in mid January 2011.
And like all the latest models in the line-up, the new Eos is characterized by the new Volkswagen design DNA. This includes: redesigned headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights, new grille, two-piece LED taillights and the redesigned bumper with a new diffuser.
The list of technologies that comes with the new Eos includes: multi-function display "Premium" with color display, remote light control Light Assist, and the second generation of Park Assist, Keyless locking, Keyless Access and remote light control.
Under the hood Volkswagen will place two turbocharged direct-injection units delivering 122 HP and 210 HP respectively, but also a new 2.0-TDI engine producing 140 HP with regenerative braking and Start Stop technology. This will help the new Eos to offer a fuel consumption of only 4.8-liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
Last year, Volkswagen brought out a black and white schemed White Night package for the Volkswagen Eos that focused more on the aesthetics of the vehicle as opposed to the actual operation. This year, Volkswagen did more of the same by unveiling the Exclusive Package for the Eos convertible. The new Exclusive Package will be available in Europe for all the engine variants and will go on sale for prices starting at 34,350€.
The new Eos Exclusive will be distinguished by chrome radiator grille ribs and a "Volkswagen Exclusive" badge. The vehicle is dropped 15mm thanks to the sports suspension and is finished off with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and "Samarkand" and "Veracruz" both in sterling silver finish.
On the interior it will get a two-tone sports seat system covered in nappa leather. The black is contrasted with the customer’s choice of either cinnamon or corn silk beige in the center sections and side panels.
This package doesn’t add much to the Volkswagen Eos, but then again, the car doesn’t need much added. The Eos is a nice looking car with just enough of a luxury look to it to make anyone feel comfortable and stylish while cruising around in this convertible.
We already knew that the Volkswagen Eos was going to be getting GTIpower, but now it looks like the people’s automaker could be upgrading the bubbly hard top convertible’s looks along the lines of the New Compact Coupe.
When VW introduced the Eos, named after the mythological Greek goddess of dawn and wind, back in 2006 the German design team was looking for a replacement for the fun loving Golf based drop top Cabrio. So when the new Eos first debuted as the Concept C it was given a friendly face filled with warm round features to continue what the former cabriolet had started. This rendering takes the unique retractable hard top Volkswagen in an all new aggressive direction inspired by the Compact Coupe and the sixth generation GTI.
When VW introduces a new convertible, it traditionally consists of a new front clip, from the front fenders forward, being grafted onto the existing model featuring updated lighting and a few new design cues. While this rendering follows the cost effective production convertible trend, it also adds a few touches from its luxury car cousins at Audi. So aside from the sleek LED headlamps framed by a pair of sharp points that continued the edges of the hood extending down on either side of the grill, larger openings in the front bumper and pronounced lip spoiler; this updated Eos incorporates the four ring automaker’s tornado line running along the car’s belt line as well as a set of slick triple spoke rollers.
Already a hit on the market, the Volkswagen Eos with be offered for the 2010 model year in two trim levels: Komfort or Lux, with prices ranging from $31,990 to $35,490.
The 2010 Eos is powered by a 2.0 TSI engine that delivers a total of 200hp and a peak torque of 206 lbs-ft. The engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission w/ tiptronic one.
A pretty impressive feature for the Eos is that it only takes 25 seconds for the hardtop convertible to be completely and automatically lowered. In either manual or automatic version the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7,4 seconds, while top speed is limited to 130 mph.
The German automaker Volkswagen stuck a chord with long time enthusiasts when they brought back the classic Scirocco sports coupe, and it is no wonder because the car features a sleeker shape than the hot hatch GTI and an even sportier front end. The only thing that the GTI has on the new Scirocco is its wonderful 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. However that is going to change soon because VW is going to equip both the new Scirocco and Eos with the same 210 HP TSI power plant that will bring the Sky Rocket’s 0 to 60 MPH sprint down to just 6.9 seconds, however we aren’t sure if it will make the new Scirocco get to the U.S. any faster.
If you thought that Volkswagen’s newest convertible looked good wearing the factory aerodynamic package, then you should love this stunning special edition from the German automaker. The Eos White Night, adds a Deep Black Pearlescent painted retractable hard top to the already attractive Candy White body to create an image that is absolutely astonishing.
The White Night’s body is accented by a glossy black grill and matching mirror covers as well as a pair of cherry red LED tail lamps. The Eos rides on stylish five spoke rims that measure 18 inches in diameter. The wheels give the appearance of being of the split spoke variety thanks to their two tone finish. The interior is covered in soft black nappa leather to match the roof. The special edition White Night will go on sale for 33,140 Euro when VW decides to begin shipping them to showrooms.
The German car maker Volkswagen is adding a bit of spice to their hard top convertible, Eos, with a new sports inspired aerodynamic package. As part of the upgrade, the Eos will receive a new front fascia, a rear spoiler and a pair of side skirts that make the Eos look like it has been sucked to the ground.
The new front bumper gives the impression of a powerful front end that at the same time reduces lift on the front axle and allows the Eos to move through the air that much more efficiently. The side skirts add both style and function to the long edges of the vehicle, while the subtle new rear wing accentuates the sporty attitude of the Eos and also improves the vehicle’s handling.
Although the power plant under the hood goes untouched, the restyled Eos looks like it is going 100 MPH standing still.