The Volkswagen Eos is a four-seater retractable hardtop coupe convertible, introduced in 2006 as the successor to the Volkswagen Cabrio. The Eos is Volkswagen's first production coupe since the last Corrado in 1995.
Unlike the Cabrio, which was a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Eos is a standalone model with all-new body panels, although it shares the platform and components from the Passat (Mark 6 (B6 now PQ46 platform) (2005-present)). The wheelbase matches the Golf Mk5 and Jetta.
The Eos is produced in Volkswagen's Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal. Although production started in late 2005, first deliveries were delayed due to a wind noise problem. The Eos was finally released in Europe in the first quarter of 2006, and in North America in the third quarter of 2006. Right-hand drive market Japan began sales in October 2006 followed by New Zealand and Australia in January 2007. It was released in South Africa in the second quarter of 2007.
Happy Days Ahead; with Summer Just around the Corner, Volkswagen Eos Owners Should Have Plenty of Open-Top Thrills to Look Forward to, Says BRUCE BOOTH
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