The new Volkswagen Eos has finally arrived on Australian shores. The internationally successful cabriolet coupé has been technically perfected, visually updated front and rear and refined with numerous new features.

The popularity of the Eos from the moment it launched was unquestionable. The Eos combines the benefits of a full convertible and – for when the sun doesn’t shine – a hard-top coupé. Yet it is unique in its class, being the only convertible with a tilt and slide sunroof fitted as standard.

The folding hard-top is made up of five parts, enabling the roof to fold neatly into the boot, occupying minimal space. With the roof closed, boot capacity is 380 litres; with the roof ‘off’, luggage space is 205 litres. The roof function is neat and efficient: opening or closing takes just 25 seconds.

Clearly structured and horizontally contoured, the appearance of the new Eos follows the code of the Volkswagen design DNA. Extending now between the new headlights is a radiator grille consisting of three shiny black struts. From behind the Eos stands out through its reworked, two-part LED rear lights and redesigned rear bumper with diffuser.

Park Assist 2 is available for the first time on the Eos, the increasingly popular system which aids both parallel and perpendicular parking manoeuvres.

The new Eos is now also even more comprehensively equipped with convenience, luxury and technology. New standard items such as the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), Bluetooth connectivity, alarm system and Media Device Interface (MDI) have been added to an already impressive list which includes leather upholstery, alloy wheels, RCD510 audio, dual zone climate control air conditioning, rain sensing wipers and rear parking distance sensors.

This extensive standard equipment list leaves a very concise option range which includes the significantly enhanced Park Assist 2 new for the Eos, satellite navigation system (RNS510), Bi-Xenon headlights with LED driving lights and a Sports Package which combines a stunning new 18” alloy wheel, dark tinted LED tail lights and adaptive chassis control.

The impressive performance and efficiency of the Eos engine range only recently revised will continue – both the 2.0 litre 103kW common rail TDI diesel engine and the 2.0 litre 155kW turbocharged TSI petrol engine are now mated exclusively to the DSG transmission.

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