June 13, 2013
NEW FOR 2013:
- Comfortline gets standard knee airbag, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with DSG paddles, Premium 8 audio (touch screen and 8 speakers), and integrated satellite radio.
Featuring the market’s only retractable hardtop with a built-in sunroof, the VW Eos has seating for four and a high quality interior. Power comes from VW’s ubiquitous 200-hp 2.0L direct-injection turbo-four, but the Eos can’t bust a move like the GTI. It is heavier, not as structurally sound and is tuned more for touring and less for canyon carving. That said, it delivers Volkswagen’s trademark steering feel and a solid connection with the road. For an economical, entertaining and luxurious four-seater with the ability to go from secure coupe to open-air sun worshipper, the Eos is in a class of one.
Along with the 200 hp is 207 lb-ft of torque and the Eos is only available with the 6-speed DSG automatic powering the front wheels.
In Comfortline trim, features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way manually adjustable front seats, Premium 8 audio with auxiliary input and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone integration, automatic climate control, cruise control, LED taillights, airbags (front, front side, driver’s knee), front and rear floor mats, fog lights, heated front seats, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with DSG paddle shifters, MDI with iPod connectivity, mutlifunction trip computer, Rear Park Distance Control, and wind blocker.
Highline trims adds 18-inch alloy wheels, 12-way power driver’s seat, auto-dimming interior mirror, automatic headlights, Bi-Xenon headlights, Black Peak trim, dual-zone climate control, Homelink, keyless entry, push button start, leather sport seats, rain sensing wipers, ski bag, and sport suspension.