Styling changes bring coupe-cabriolet in line with the rest of the VW range; sales start January
26 November 2010

The facelifted version of Volkswagen's Eos coupe-cabriolet will cost from £22,895, the company has confirmed.

The revised model, launched at the recent Los Angeles motor show ahead of it reaching UK showrooms in January 2011, is the latest in a long line of recent VW models to receive a Golf-style makeover.

See the official pics of the revised VW Eos - including LA show pics

This means it gets a re-designed front-end including a new headlight design incorporating LED daytime running lights, a new chrome-trimmed front grille and a lower, wider air intake at the bottom. New fog lights also feature.

Changes at the rear are also inspired by the Golf; its rear lights have been squared off, while the bumper has also been re-designed.

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Changes to the interior are less substantial, however. Some material quality is improved and new leather trim options are offered, while there is also a new steering wheel and a new instrument panel.

New features include Light and Park Assist systems and keyless entry and start. The retractable hard-top roof can also be controlled by the wireless remote control.

The entry level model will be powered by a 120bhp 1.4 TSI petrol engine. Other petrol options include 158bhp 1.4 TSI and 207bhp 2.0 TSI units, while a 138bhp TDI is also offered.

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7 October 2010

VW do like to make life difficult for themselves dont they.

This is another very poor facelift. Although full marks to VW for admitting that this is a face lift not a new generation. It just looks so dull now.

On another note regarding the interior shots. That wood looks awful. The germans just dont get how to put wood in a car do they. In truth i cant remember seeing a car with wood in it that worked that didnt come from England or Italy. Do people still want to see wood, or worse still, plastic wood in their cars?

7 October 2010

Wow, what a lookerm, and how do VW manage to cunjure up so many new models. I wonder if this new Eos is based on teh all new Golf VI?

I particularly love the wood treatment to teh interior. It makes this look so classy, I cannot imagine anyone wanting any other cabriolet, Merc SL or otherwise.

I'll have mine in grey with that wonderful diesel engine and extra daytime running lights.

7 October 2010

Wow! Not what I expected at all! In total shock here!

Seriously, why do they even publish photos anymore, we all know what it looks like before we see them - a roofless Passat/Touran/Touareg/Golf/Sharan/Polo - all the new VWs are really just different bodystyles of the same car - it's like they have 1 design template and they then stretch it, squash it, remove the roof, add more doors, add more seats, make it a hatch, saloon, estate, van, cabrio as required. And, of course, the market loves it!

7 October 2010

Wood/fake wood in any modern (mass produced) car is nothing short of disgusting looking imo.

7 October 2010

Weren't the bosses of VW recently heard saying how Porsche design needs to change because their cars are too reliant on the 911....? I love irony.

7 October 2010

I was going to make up something witty about how bland this is but VW haven't put in any effort, so why should I?

7 October 2010

I have no problem with a manufacturer making their cars look similar. I suppose thats a "brand" thing, something to make you recognise instantly what car manufacturer its from.

However, they could at least make an effort and make it an interesting look!

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10 years of Smart ownership over, sensible car mode activated

7 October 2010

[quote RobotBoogie]I was going to make up something witty about how bland this is but VW haven't put in any effort, so why should I?[/quote]

Agreed - if they can't be bothered to do a proper job why should I bother to even finish this sentan

To live is to drive

7 October 2010

[quote rodenal]Wood/fake wood in any modern (mass produced) car is nothing short of disgusting looking imo.[/quote]

I'd be surprised if the wood made it over to RHD models.

7 October 2010

[quote jd28]Seriously, why do they even publish photos anymore, we all know what it looks like before we see them - a roofless Passat/Touran/Touareg/Golf/Sharan/Polo - all the new VWs are really just different bodystyles of the same car - it's like they have 1 design template and they then stretch it, squash it, remove the roof, add more doors, add more seats, make it a hatch, saloon, estate, van, cabrio as required.[/quote]

After spending many sleepless nights and days trying to crack this super complex equation of this unexplainable phenomena that is VW's styling, i finally crack it! My long and exhausting research has led to discovery of a common occurance within the VAG group.

If you take (two) brands; SEAT & VW and you divide it by (two) cases of similar styling pheonmena you get (one) designer who is responsible for this.

x=Walter d Silva

Anyone recall the SEAT Altea, Leon and Toledo trio? Cloned Altea DNA adapted to create different versions of the same car. Oh and there's Audi and Porsche too! VW are the royal inbreeders of automotive world!


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