Volkswagen EOS

The Volkswagen Eos is a folding steel-roofed cabriolet with an electric sunroof built into its retractable roof.

The latest Volkswagen Eos coupe cabriolet made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010.

It went on sale in mainland Europe, the UK and US in 2011.

The original Eos was launched in the UK in 2006.

The latest model has a folding hard-top which is made-up of five parts. Boot capacity with the roof closed is 380 litres and with the roof off luggage space is 205 litres.

The roof function opens or closes remotely in 25 seconds.

The latest Volkswagen Eos has a revised exterior with horizontal lines for the front of the car with a new grille complete with chrome highlights.

A set of headlight units feature the option of integrated LED daytime running lights.

A modified front bumper with new airdams and fog lights links with a reprofiled bonnet.

At the back of the car a set of tail lights draws on the look of those fitted to the new Passat.

The cabin of the Volkswagen Eos has a leather multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning, an eight-speaker CD stereo system and sports seats.

There is an upholstery option which reflects the sun’s rays to prevent it heating up as conventional leather would.

The Volkswagen Eos also has park assist is available which aids both parallel and adjacent parking attempts.

The Volkswagen Eos is offered with a range of petrol and diesel engines including a 1.4-litre TSI with 122 or 160PS, a 2.0-litre TSI unit producing 210PS as well as a 2.0-litre TDI engine delivering 140PS. There are BlueMotion Technology modifications on the Volkswagen Eos including stop/start and battery regeneration systems on the 1.4-litre 122PS and 2.0-litre TDI models.

The revised Eos measures 4,423mm long, 1,791mm wide and 1,444mm high.

The Volkswagen Eos has a combination of Golf’s strut-system front suspension with Passat’s four-link rear arrangement with front engined and front-wheel drive, in contrast to the used Volkswagen Eos.

Three trim levels are available which are SE, Sport and Exclusive.

All models have anti-lock brakes, an electronic stabilisation programme, twin front and side impact airbags, air conditioning, front fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors, radio/CD player, 17-inch alloy wheels and parking sensors.

The Volkswagen Eos has optional extras such as an upgraded sound system, iPod adaptor and USB port for connecting memory sticks carrying MP3 music files, leather upholstery and a number of satellite navigation options.