2011 Volkswagen Eos Overview
If you translate the literal meaning of Volkswagen, you’ll see why the 2011 Volkswagen Eos four-seat hardtop convertible is the “People’s Car.”
The 2011 Volkswagen Eos remains relatively unchanged from last year’s model and is available in two trims: Komfort and Lux. Power is generated by a 200-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Fuel economy ratings are impressive, reaching 21-22 mpg in the city and 29-31 mpg on the highway. The 2011 Eos competes with the BMW 128 and Lexus IS 250C in the luxury convertible segment.
Versatility is the name of the game for the 2011 Volkswagen Eos and its multifunctional top. The hardtop gives you the quiet, safety and warmth of a normal coupe, and incorporates a sunroof for an intermediate open-air experience. When you want to throw coupe-riding to the wind, push the button to retract the hardtop in just 25 seconds, and get a delightfully breezy convertible ride. To further distinguish itself in the marketplace, the Eos offers an optional Trunk Lid Assistance feature that uses bumper-mounted sensors to detect obstacles that could damage the roof while lowered.
The interior design combines beautiful materials and excellent craftsmanship. Chrome trim surrounds the air vents, and available wood or brushed-aluminum trim makes this interior look expensive. Both Komfort and Lux models come with great features like heated front seats, daytime running lights, Bluetooth ® connectivity, climate control, and an available navigation system. The Lux impresses with Vienna leather seats, leather door trim and an optional ten-speaker, 600-watt Dynaudio stereo. Volkswagen’s multimedia interface with an iPod cable is now standard and the Komfort trim employs the same 17-inch alloy wheels as the Lux.
A long list of safety features from antilock brakes to the Electronic Stabilization Program keeps the 2011 Volkswagen Eos out of harm’s way. Side mirrors feature turn signals and brake lights to inform other motorists of your intent to slow or change lanes, thus reducing the risk of accident. Available adaptive front headlights pivot to shine light into corners for enhanced visibility, and six airbags come standard.
It’s no secret that everyone loves driving an affordable luxury convertible with the top down making the 2011 Volkswagen Eos truly, the people’s car.