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The Eos is a four-seat hardtop convertible, and it occupies a small niche in the car market. It's sold in Komfort and ritzier Lux trim levels.
New for 2011
Volkswagen's multimedia interface with an iPod cable is now standard, and the Komfort model gets standard 17-inch alloy wheels, same as the Lux. The free trial subscription for Sirius satellite radio has been reduced to three months from six.
The Eos has a clean, sporty look with design cues similar to those on the Jetta. VW says the power hardtop's operation takes about 25 seconds. Exterior features include:
The Eos offers VW's storied interior design and materials. A relatively low windshield grants an exceptional open-air feeling, even for front occupants. The power front seats are designed to motor forward to enable backseat access and then return to their original position.
Typical of retractable hardtops, the Eos loses trunk space when the top is down, but it has a pass-through to the cabin, a rare feature in convertibles. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Eos uses the same turbocharged engine as several other VW and Audi models. Mechanical features include:
Side-impact airbags in the Eos deploy from the front seats and are designed to protect occupants' heads in the absence of roof-mounted side curtain airbags, which can't be installed in a convertible's roof. Safety features include: