The latest incarnation of the Volkswagen Eos coupe cabriolet was displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Featuring a wide range of technical and visual enhancements, the Eos is set to become a popular choice when it goes on sale in the US from the end of March 2011.
The new Eos will be available in Europe with a range of efficient engines. These include a 1.4-liter TSI with 122 or 160hp, a 2.0-liter TSI unit producing 210hp as well as a refined 2.0-liter TDI engine delivering 140hp. BlueMotion Technology variants will also be available featuring Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
As before, the Eos features an advanced five-piece folding roof with an integrated tilt/sliding glass sunroof.
To go from a closed coupe to an open cabriolet - an operation that can now for the first time be undertaken remotely via the key fob if the car is specified with Keyless Entry - takes just 25 seconds.
Park Assist will also be available for the first time on the Eos, the increasingly popular system which aids both parallel and adjacent parking maneuvers.
A revised design brings the Eos into line with the latest iteration of Volkswagen's design language, as seen applied to the new Passat, Polo and Sharan. Horizontal lines dominate the front of the car with a prominent new grille complete with chrome highlights. A set of new headlight units feature the option of integrated LED daytime running lights to lend the revised Eos an elegant appearance.
At the back of the car, a set of new tail lights, drawing on the look of those fitted to the Passat, create a distinctive appearance.
Inside, new trim enhance the interior of the Eos. Highlights include a leather multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning, a powerful eight-speaker CD stereo system and sports seats.
A further enhancement is the introduction of so-called 'cool leather' as an upholstery option, which is ideal for an open-top car because it reflects the sun's rays to prevent it heating up like a conventional leather.