dates : 12th February 2006
18th February 2006
Just 18 months ago, Volkswagen’s
Eos was a concept car with a unique five-section steel
In a few months time it makes its worldwide production debut.
And lucky South Africans will probably see the first
right-hand version debut at Auto Africa towards the end of
It’s not the first four-seater coupe cabriolet. But it’s
very upright windscreen makes it the first modern four-seater
coupe convertible with a sliding metal roof mechanism that
makes it a very useable four seater.
We say first modern four-seater because soon we’ll be
bringing you a fifty-year old car with a similar
Volkswagens idea is that the upright windscreen frame leaves
nothing above the driver but clear skies, rather than an
intrusive windscreen frame.
The interior features some unique fabrics that give it a
And a standard rollover bar erects within a quarter of a
second to protect occupants if the car up ends itself.
In the fun department, engines range from a modest 85 kilowatt
four-cylinder to a potent 184 kiloWatt six-cylinder unit.
With DSG transmission, this top
model rockets the beautiful coupe convertible to 100 km/h in
7,3 seconds and tops out at 248 km/h.
All models are front-wheel-drive with six gears.
As for the evocative name, Eos derives from the Greek Goddess
of Sunrise. Appropriate for a car that values God’s own
light beams so highly.
Did you enjoy reading this article?
Why not recommend it to a friend - Click here