The Volkswagen Eos is a sporty compact car produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2006. Volkswagen Eos has a hardtop coupe style retractable convertible body and introduced himself as the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. It is the first production coupé from Volkswagen Volkswagen Corrado, which ended production in 1995. The name is derived from Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn.
Volkswagen Eos History
Before production, Volkswagen Eos was shown as the Concept C concept car at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show – designed by a team led by Peter Schreyer, chief designer of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg. Other sources attribute the design of the Eos specifically the Slovenian Robert Lešnik.
The Volkswagen Eos production, produced in the AutoEuropa plant in Portugal, was presented in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the introduction in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. Unlike the Cabrio, which was a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Volkswagen Eos is an independent model with all new body panels, while sharing the platform and components Volkswagen Golf (Mk5). The wheelbase matches the Mk5 Golf and Jetta.
Volkswagen Eos Roof Design
The Volkswagen Eos incorporates his five-piece folding roof of a solar roof integrated and independent sliding glass, becoming the only retractable hardtop of this type the Eos. Automatically folded roof in the trunk in 25 seconds, reducing the boot space from 10.5 to 6.6 cubic feet (300 to 190 l). The roof was designed and is built by OASys, a subsidiary of Webasto Germany.
Volkswagen Eos Facelift
The facelifted Volkswagen Eos appeared in late 2010 and went on sale as a 2012 model outside Europe. This facelift includes rear fascias side mirrors taillights new wheel designs and a revised front, headlights. The edition of the White Night is a special edition with custom wheels, custom black inside and pack a combination of black and white. Includes body colored Candy White, Deep Black Pearl roof color, cherry red LED rear lights, 18-inch wheels in Budapest. Other features include black mirror covers, radiator grille and trim strips, black nappa leather seats, door and side trim and black steering wheel with light-colored seams, trims and embellishments radio Candy White strips bass box with letters Night Blanca. Other features include climate control Climatronic, lowered sport chassis heated front seats 15 mm (0.6 inch). This option is available on all non-V6 models.
Volkswagen Eos International Markets
The Volkswagen Eos was launched in Europe in the first quarter of 2006 and in North America in the third quarter of the market for right hand drives 2006. Japan began sales in October 2006, followed by New Zealand and Australia in January 2007. Volkswagen Eos was released in South Africa in the second quarter of 2007.