The Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos

Timing
  • Concept C shown at Geneva Automobile Salon in March 2003; Eos World debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005; German launch in May 2006
  • UK on sale date: 14 July 2006; available to order now
Key facts
  • All new coupé/cabriolet with unique five-piece steel and glass roof which also comprises a sunroof. Referred to as CSC - meaning it has the characteristics of a hard-top coupé, sliding glass sunroof, and fully convertible metal roof
  • Electric roof operation takes 25 seconds to open or close
  • Eos measures 4,407 mm long, 1,791 mm wide and 1,443 high, placing it between Golf (4,204; 1,759; 1,485) and Passat (4,765, 1,820, 1,472) and opening a new sub-segment in the market
  • Luggage space is 380 litres with the roof up, or 205 litres when down
  • New running gear developed specifically for Eos, but essentially combines Golf’s strut-system front suspension with Passat’s four-link rear arrangement; front engined and front-wheel drive
  • Three engines are available from launch: 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS; Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS and 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS with diesel particulate filter; all with six-speed manual gearbox
  • A further two engines, a 1.6-litre FSI 115 PS and 3.2-litre V6 250 PS, plus DSG gearbox options will follow later
  • Two trim levels available: standard and Sport
  • All models have ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme); twin front and combined curtain and side impact airbags for front and rear passengers; semi-automatic air conditioning; front fog lights; electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors; radio/CD player; 16" alloy wheels; and parking sensors
  • Sport gains 17" alloys; additional chrome grille louvres; cherry red rear light clusters; sports suspension; aluminium-look pedals and dash inserts
  • Range-topping 3.2-litre adds leather trim among other items
  • Substantial options list includes high-quality Dynaudio sound system, iPod adaptor and USB port for connecting memory sticks carrying MP3 music files
  • Built at Volkswagen’s Autoeuropa plant in Setubal, Portugal
  • Eos name comes from Greek goddess of the Dawn
Market Information
  • UK is the third largest international market for Eos behind Germany and USA
  • Volkswagen UK expects to sell 2,600 Eos this year; 4,000 units in a full year
  • Top selling model is forecast to be 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS with manual gearbox
  • Number of funding options available to customers through Volkswagen Finance (trading name of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd), including its personal contract plan, Solutions at £289 per month, with a typical 9.2 per cent APR.
Volkswagen Eos 'on the road' recommended retail prices and insurance groups
Model OTR Price ABI Insurance Group
1.6-litre 115 PS 6-spd manual £19,410 8E
2.0-litre FSI 150 PS 6-spd manual £20,790 12E
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6-spd manual £21,360 11E
2.0-litre TDI 140 PS DSG auto* £22,515 11E
Sport 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS 6-spd manual £21,735 12E
Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS 6-spd manual £23,315 15E
Sport 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS DSG auto* £24,465 15E
Sport 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS 6-spd manual £22,305 11E
Sport 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS DSG auto* £23,460 11E
Sport 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS DSG auto* £28,095 17E

*Please note that only the 2.0-litre FSI 150 PS, 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS, 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS and 1.6-litre 115 PS are currently available to order. The 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS will become available to order in July. DSG models will follow in Autumn.

Published 3 May 2006 Melanie Carter

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