• May 28th 2009 at 4:58PM
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Volkswagen Eos White Nights – Click above for high-res image gallery

We know that Volkswagen's new special-edition Eos isn't named after a mythical cavalry figure on an ivory steed, but when we heard that the automaker's latest model has been dubbed White Night, we couldn't get Harry Ellis, the cloying stereotypical Eighties businessman from the original Die Hard movie out of our heads ("Hans... Boobie... I'm your White Knight."). Given that the terrorists in this seminal Bruce Willis film are equally stereotypically cold Germans, we're not sure that authorities at the Deutsche automaker will appreciate what came to mind for us, but we digress.

In any case, the Eos White Night is big on contrast, with a Candy White body offset by a Deep Black Pearlescent roof, side mirrors, and radiator grille. The look is an interesting one, as it uproots one of the inherent strengths that the folding hardtop convertible medium achieves best – the ability to have a matching body shell and roof, something that isn't as easily achieved with a conventional folding cloth top.

In addition to the contrasting black-and-white motif, the White Night also receives cherry-red LED taillights, 18-inch "Budapest" alloys, as well as nappa black leather with contrasting light seams, White Night sill panels, and Candy White trim strips. Every White Night comes equipped with automatic climate control, sports suspension (lowered 15 mm) and heated front seats.

The special edition Eos is available for order with any engine save the gasoline V6 – but at this time, it is a Europe only model that starts at a tidy €33,140 (over $46k USD!). 1980's White Nights Mercury Sable owners, eat your heart out.

High-res gallery below, official press release after the jump.

[Source: Volkswagen]


The new Eos White Night loves contrast

Refined black-and-white contrast for discerning drivers

Wolfsburg, 28 May 2009 – The new Eos White Night embraces the
contrast of black and white: the body is white, while elements
such as the roof, radiator grille and mirror covers are black. This
special model can be ordered starting now.

The Eos White Night provides an interesting set of contrasts, including
exterior paintwork in "Candy White", a roof painted in "Deep Black
Pearlescent" and cherry-red LED tail lights. A number of details in
black such as the mirror covers, radiator grille and trim strips enhance
the appeal of this special model. 18-inch "Budapest" wheels partially
painted black with a polished finish complete the elegant appearance
of the Eos White Night.

The light and dark accents continue in the interior: the black nappa
leather seats, door and side trim and black steering wheel feature
light-coloured seams. There are also trim strips and radio trim in
"Candy White". Sill panel strips lettered with "White Night" showcase
this special model.

Convenience elements such as the "Climatronic" climate control
system, sports chassis lowered 15 mm and heated front seats come
as standard in the Eos White Night. The Eos White Night starts from
€33,140 and can be combined with all engine versions except for the

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here's my other beef besides the price:

      Most other companies try to distinguish their cars' interiors from one another.

      If I buy an Eos, I don't want it to make me feel like I'm in a Beetle or Rabbit from the interior perspective.

      Even though Fiat uses the same Bravo underpinnings a lot, at least they try to make the interiors look somewhat distinctive from one variant to another. Chrysler is also guilty of "sameness" across the board, but at least VW's sameness is tasteful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "...that starts at a tidy €33,140 (over $46k USD!)."

      Really, dude?
        • 6 Years Ago
        *Sniff-sniff* Smell that? That's the scent of sarcasm. (Note the "!" in the U.S. price). I know European prices are inflated versus the U.S., but it reads to me like AB knows that this is a tough pricing pill to swallow regardless.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Look at it this way...a base Eos starts off at almost $32k. A fully loaded Eos Lux with all the options will run you over $41k. Pretty freakin ridiculous for a car of it's size.
      • 6 Years Ago
      and we all know what happened to poor Ellis afterward...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hello Autoblog! Anyone at home?!?!?

      For the 10.000th time: please DO NOT straight convert Euro -> USD as - for example - euro prices contain avg. 20% VAT.

      That's completely misleading.

      Thank you.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is a European-only model. The pre-VAT price is irrelevant as you're going to have to pay VAT on it, no matter where in the world you live. U.S. citizens don't qualify for a VAT rebate, so it'd cost an American over $46,000 USD to buy this car (at current exchange rates). That's all we need to know.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the back says a 2.0 TDI....question is are we getting this in the U.S.?
      • 6 Years Ago
      (Apologies for the duplicate comment)
      • 6 Years Ago
      hmmm.. an EOS for KKK members perhaps?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, that was stupid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Eos has a frumpy, not so elegant profile (and an inflated price tag), but those wheels look really nice on it. In fact, they'd look good on about any new VeeDub.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. The price of the Eos is so out-of-touch with reality. May as well get an Audi TT instead, since it's cheaper ;-) [nearly]

        I think it should have started at 25K and topped out at 28K. I'm amazed I've seen the number that I've seen of them, given what a rip-off they are. However, they are a pretty car (for a VW) and it does catch my eye when I see one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "inflated price tag"

        Seriously! this car is so overpriced...people must really want that convertable feature to pay a starting $32k
      • 6 Years Ago
      Roll it back in.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I almost bought one, but a certain Atlanta Dealer (JE) would not negotiate in good faith and turned me off to the brand. They kept trying to sell on payment instead of price. When I figured out their pricing based on what they wanted their first offer turned out to be 3500 over list! Following offers didn't get much better.

      Funny thing, I bought my eventual car from a respectable JE dealer of another brand.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "headed front seats"???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really? Spend all that money on a black roof convertible when a cloth top is classic looking and more 'fitting' to a cabriolet...
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