Volkswagen has given its Eos coupe-cabriolet a smarten-up, to align its looks with newer models such as the Golf, Scirocco and Polo. A restyled front and imposing new grille trick your eyes into supposing that the car is wider than before: it isn’t.

The headlamps, bumpers and bonnet are all new, while a set of new lamps also adorn the rear. The five-piece folding roof remains and can now be operated remotely (if the buyer ticks the ‘keyless entry’ box on the options list). It takes 25 seconds to whirr from closed to open.

Inside the car things look much as before, although Volkswagen promises new, higher quality trim finishes. And as before there’ll be a choice of petrol engines. These include a 1.4 petrol turbo that pushes out 120bhp and a 2.0 turbo that develops 207bhp. If you prefer diesel power, there’ll be a 2.0 turbo unit developing 138bhp.

VW will announce prices and full specifications when it opens order books for UK cars next month (November). The first customers will see their cars early next year.

Stephen Jury


October 8, 2010

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