2012 Volkswagen Eos
(from Volkswagen Press Release) 2012 VOLKSWAGEN EOS DEBUTS AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
Premium Four-Season Convertible is
Significantly Enhanced Delivering
HERNDON, Va., November 16, 2010 – For the first time, Volkswagen of America, Inc. will unveil its all-new 2012 Eos hardtop convertible, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with market introduction in early spring of 2011. Featuring an updated design with numerous new features, the 2012 Eos is the perfect complement of style and performance. A convertible that boasts the versatility of a sophisticated four-season vehicle the Eos is a fun-to-drive, fully featured, premium convertible. The German engineered Eos is the only hardtop convertible with a built-in sunroof.
Clearly structured and
horizontally contoured, the freshened appearance of the new Eos,
available in new exterior color options, follows the code of the
Volkswagen design DNA. Extending now between the new headlights is a
grille consisting of three shiny black louvers, each trimmed with a
narrow chrome strip. With sporty handling and independent
suspension, from behind, the Eos stands out through its reworked,
two-part LED rear lights with a fiber optic technology system and
redesigned rear bumper with diffuser.
Engine and Transmission
Providing a dynamic
driving experience, the 2012 Eos features the powerful and efficient
German engineering that drivers have come to expect from Volkswagen.
The Eos utilizes the acclaimed 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged
and intercooled four-cylinder gasoline engine. The direct injected
power plant produces 200 horsepower and develops 207 lbs-ft. of
torque while delivering a top highway fuel economy of 31 mpg
In technical terms,
numerous contemporary details set the 2012 Eos apart. With a robust
five-part roof unit, the fully opening hardtop converts the Eos from
coupe to convertible (and vice versa) in just 25 seconds with the
touch of a button. Unlike any other convertible, the Eos features a
fully-functional sunroof with shade, allowing an open-air experience
when the convertible top is up. A wind deflector has been cleverly
integrated into the roof bow above the sun visors that effectively
reduces wind noise when the top is stowed. And as temperatures rise
and fall, the Eos is ready to respond with its dual-mode automatic
climate control system that adjusts temperature based on the
position of the convertible top. All of these make Eos a great
alternative for all-season fun.
The 2012 Eos includes several features designed to enhance driver and passenger safety, including roll bars that are integrated into the seats and sensor-deployed in the event of a roll-over. Standard fog lamps now feature integrated cornering lights to heighten safety on all models.
Roadside Assistance and Warranty
The 2012 Eos comes
standard with 24-hour Roadside Assistance for three years or 36,000
miles (whichever occurs first), through a third party provider. The
vehicle’s standard limited warranties are:
The Eos is covered by the no-charge Carefree Maintenance Program. Under this program, all of the scheduled maintenance, as described in the maintenance booklet, is covered for the length of the New Vehicle Warranty – three years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additionally, the Eos uses synthetic oil, which when combined with the state-of-the-art German engineering, eliminates the need for a 5,000 mile oil change. This allows Volkswagen owners to drive farther between scheduled oil changes.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2010 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at media.vw.com or www.volkwagengroupamerica.com to learn more.