Eos convertible has a style all its own
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Have you seen Volkwagen's new topless baby, the Eos?
To look at it, you'll probably think the Eos resembles the Audi A4 Convertible with its understated, curvaceous good looks. But the Eos is its own car, and has a definite charm working for it -- in Europe it is now the best selling convertible.
The Eos features Volkswagen's signature grille and taillights that resemble other members of the VW family.
It comes with either a 2.0 liter, 200 horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 3.2 liter, 250 horsepower V-6. Base prices are $27,990 for the Eos 2.0T and $36,859 for the Eos 3.2 liter model. Gas mileage is rated at 23 city/32 highway.The 2007 Volkswagen Eos.
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Standard equipment includes the tinted glass power sunroof, single zone air conditioning, full power accessories, traction and stability control.
With the automotive market trending toward individualization these days, VW has introduced an entire lineup of special edition models with unique characteristics and limited production.
The Wolfsburg Edition Jetta with a "Wolfsburg" badge, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, leather seats, cold weather package and "monster" floor mats. It is available in silver with anthracite trim, white with beige trim, black with beige trim, black with anthracite trim and platinum gray with art gray trim. With a manual transmission the car costs $19,360, and with an automatic, it runs $20,435.
The Fahrenheit GTI, which features a special shade of orange. Each of the 1,200 models will come with a Fahrenheit badge and a unique limited edition number on a three-spoke perforated leather steering wheel. It also will have a European sport tuned suspension; 18-inch Charleston alloy wheels, heated leather sports seats, sunroof, orange interior trim, orange stitching on floor mats, DSG boot, brake handle and steering wheel, and an optional Sirius Satellite radio. This special edition model costs $27,665.
A Fahrenheit GLI, which has the same features as the Fahrenheit GTI except it has an exclusive Fahrenheit yellow exterior and yellow trim and stitching in the interior. The manual transmission model is priced at $27,880 and the automatic at $28,955. It also will be available only in 1,200 copies.
A triple white New Beetle Convertible, with white exterior, white interior and a white convertible roof. Equipped with an automatic, it sells for $25,990. Each of the 3,000 special editions features 17-inch alloys, a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, white faux leather seats, white faux leather center armrest, black carpeting, floor mats and door panels, and Sirius satellite radio.
First Published February 13, 2007 12:00 am