Volkswagen has officially announced pricing for their all-new coupe-convertible, the Eos. The base model, powered by VW's widely-used 2.0-liter turbo-four, will start at $27,990. An upscale 250-hp, 3.2-liter V6 model will also be offered, starting at a rather lofty $36,850. From our experiences, the 2.0-liter will be a perfectly adequate powerplant for this four-place sunshine cruiser. The main competitor for the Eos, the Pontiac G6, starts at $29,990, meaning that Volkswagen will undercut its domestic foe. Read our full Eos review below.
Like the VW Cabrio, the Eos is always practical. When the hard top is up, it seals out the weather and delivers a measure of security when you park at the beach or at a dance club, while a transparent, sliding/tilt-up sunroof gives you a window to the weather. With the top down, there's still room for a medium-size suitcase in the trunk. The only thing the Eos really lacks is an adventuresome look, as its proportions are slightly off-kilter, an affliction common to small, hardtop convertibles.