• Jan 4, 2006

Stuart has just gotten out of the VW press conference and has more info on the German company’s wares for 2006. The first is the new VW Eos hardtop convertible. It’s called a CSC design for coupe-sunroof-convertible. Apparently it is the first hardtop convertible ever to incorporate a sunroof, as well. The hardtop is able to go up or down in a swift 25 seconds.

The U.S. market Eos will get VW’s 2.0L turbo four-cylinder rated at 200-hp or a 250-hp, 3.2L V6.

The interior includes another first – VW’s easy-entry seats that remembers front seat positions when seats are moved to allow rear seat passengers in and out. Safety features include safety-optimized front headrests and special front-side head-thorax airbags.

If you’re looking for more the Eos will also offer an optional Dynaudio 10-channel, 500-watt sound system and bixenon headlights with dynamic and static cornering lights.

More pics from the show and official shots of the Eos after the jump...


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it's great, I drive an R32 my g/f has the new passat 3.6 4motion and we both agree that the EOS is right for us, my only concern having been a VW tech for a while is water leaks, over time in a colder/wet environment the seals will probably be fun to keep up with. My only requested addition -4MOTION.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Those are the VW LED tail lights that are on the Passat and the Euro-spec Jetta. I've heard that this car will price in the $30k range. In any case, it's too bad it still has the full chrome grille, although it looks better than it does on the Jetta. EOS looks like a good car. I just wonder if it is what this market is asking for. We should find out late this year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The EOS is fun, but I wouldn't repeat the mistake of buying it .
      Some significant design flaws. For example: the "radiator support" comprises a 1/8" thick piece of plastic (!) that runs along the front of the undercarriage. The result? Hitting a curb at 3 mph caused $1400 worth of damage. Apparently, not only is the support exposed and weak, but to replace it one must take off the front end of the car.
      Be aware, too, that the mpg, at least in my experience, is lower than claimed. The rear windows cannot be controlled from the rear. After one month, my EOS top already has developed a rattle and squeak. The windows mesh (too) tightly with the doors, so they "stick" a little when opening or closing. Maybe most important, VW's generally don't last as long without a lot of maintenance when compared to many, maybe most, of the other manufacturers.
      Try the Volvo, Toyota, or Saab instead.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I bought this car in november 2006 for $35K. Its a marvel.
      Gem of a ride...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have one of those available for sale.
      Awesome Car.
      check it out at http://www.reevesvw.com

      it's Silver with Black interior stick shift.
      • 8 Years Ago
      With regards interior colours of seats it seems we in Europe have quite a good choice, a cloth called Titanium Black, Vienna Leather in black and beige and a deep red, another black and another beige in what they call Nappa leather seats. I guess like aircraft manufacturers they keep colours muted in the cockpit as it is easier to hide stains hence the brown and beige colours of civil aircraft cockpits...I personally like the brick red colour, wether it stands the test of time, who knows..
      • 9 Years Ago
      If they can actually price this car "in the $30k range" I'll be amazed! I'll be it's closer to $35K, $40K with necessary options. My bro-in-law just laid down a deposit for the new C70 - very nice looking car. It seems everyone is jumping on the retractable hard-top bandwagon these days.
      • 9 Years Ago
      someone made mention that the rear looks like a Cavalier, if Ray Charles were still alive, i am sure he would agree. here is a link that has some good pix.
      http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-Volkswagen-VW-Eos.htm
      i attended the Frankfurt IAA and was very impressed, entry level price may be around $30K but decked out closer to $40+, but that is with the Nav, 6 CD changer, premium leather, premium paint, V-6 (250 PS), etc. i was looking at the A4/S4 cabrio but this is a bit cheaper and hard top, with sunroof. should be interesting...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I WANT RED LEATHER!!!!!!!!!
      anaivko1234
      • 3 Years Ago
      how much?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Car & Driver just did a brief review of their ride in a 114-hp unboosted 2.0-liter European model and they liked it pretty well. The thing I was worried about most was handling and they said it feels like a Golf, which is good. I'm stoked to get in one of these puppies. Should seem them at dealers in May.
      • 9 Years Ago
      From the design point of view, the rear end is hauntingly akin to the retired Chevy Cavalier convertible especially with the bumper to deck intersection, the placement of the logo, and the round shape to the edges of the rear light assembly...uncanny. But, not flattering. I can't think of a worse look to revive as GM itself is desperately distancing from the Cavalier. Poor VW, what were they thinking? The plus side is the feminity of the style, the "hourglass" shaped sides that look pretty and feminine. Will it be a step up for the young women who drive the New Beetle convertible, an upwardly mobile VW loyal buyer? The two girls shown opening the drivers door at the trade show may be the target audience. I prefer a more muscular and sleek look like the Pontiac G6 seen on their website:
      http://www.pontiac.com/g6/index.jsp
      or the Audi A4 Cabriolet's great smooth lines. Even though they're 4 seaters, I like sportiness over prettiness in an open aired auto.
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