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Volkswagen announces UK prices for revised Eos cabriolet

VW has announced the UK prices and specification for the updated version of its popular Eos coupé-cabriolet, which made its official debut at the LA motorshow last week.

Following its debut last week at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the revised VW Eos coupé-cabriolet has opened order books in the UK, with prices starting at £22,895 on the road, with the first models due to arrive in dealerships by early 2011.

Featuring a new look and offering a fresh range of comfort and convenience technologies, the Eos remains the only vehicle of its kind to feature a five piece metal folding hard top complete with an integrated glass sunroof. For the first time, remote roof opening and closing is now also available.

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The new model has now been brought into line with the styling direction adopted by the Polo, Golf and Passat, with a new bumper, a horizontal grille, a set of fresh headlights similar to those found on the Golf as well as a new bonnet and front wings.

At the rear new light units and a bumper are joined by revised interior trims and even the option of a new leather finish that reflects the sun’s rays to prevent it heating up as normal leather would.

Powering the Eos is a range of engines catering both for efficiency and performance, whether you're after TSI petrol TDI diesel engines ranging from 120bhp to 207bhp, each equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox or, on selected models, the option of a six-speed DSG gearbox.

There are three different trim levels to choose from, SE, Sport and Exclusive, with prices ranging from £22,895 to £30,320, although that includes the Treasury's new 20 percent VAT rate.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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