VW Eos

VW Eos information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the convertible Volkswagen. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Eos car range.

Background

The Eos is the posher alternative to the Golf Cabrio, named after the Greek goddess of dawn if you were wondering. It’s feeling its age these days, and will not be replaced as VW streamlines its range. For more information on the Volkswagen Eos, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

The Eos's roof is a folding tin-top affair, with tinted panels and an integrated sunroof. It’s quite a complicated bit of kit, and takes a while to get from down to up and vice versa. It’s a bit blustery on the move and rear passenger space is as squashed as you might expect. A high centre of gravity means it’s happiest at a genteel cruise rather than attacking winding roads. Its advanced age notwithstanding, the Eos is still a cut above most of the usual family coupe-cabrio dross with neat looks, strong engines and decent handling.

The one we’d buy

1.4 TSI

The one we’d avoid like the plague

The top Exclusive version. It costs more than £30k!

Rivals to consider

Audi A3 Cabrio, Citroen DS3 Cabrio, Vauxhall Cascada, Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

For 

Usual VW refinement, build quality, cheap-to-run Bluemotion model

Against

Drab interior, sluggish roof operation 

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