Volkswagen Eos Gets Facelift in 2011, Replaced by Passat Convertible in 2014
According to Car magazine, the Eos will give a facelift next year, with 2014 bringing a new generation for the car.
The facelift is a must for the Eos, as the vehicle is currently using the old VW family face. The refresh will bring new headlights and taillights, a revised front grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers and an upgraded interior. The interior of the vehicle won’t just be changed, but will also receive a high-quality feel.
As expected, VW has chosen to make some changes under the bonnet, with the modifications aiming to improve the Eos range’s fuel efficiency. This means that the top of the range VR6 engine will be killed (the version registered incredibly low sales) and that the car will receive a special BlueMotion version. The Eos BlueMotion will use a 140hp 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that will be mated to a dual-clutch DSG transmission.
In 2014 the facelifted Eos will be replaced by a Passat convertible that will be based on the vehicle’s eight generation model. Using the VW Group’s MQB platform (transversely mounted engine), the Passat Cabrio will make one step upmarket. The car will use an electric canvas roof and will come with features such as an efficient wind deflector and an optional neck-warming system. The car will be able to accommodate four adults and will come with more powerful units.