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New Volkswagen Eos 2011 arrives to the Middle East

Wolfsburg – Dubai - Doha /

This year convertible fans in the Middle East and North Africa region can expect at least two exciting new models from Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car manufacturer.

One of the them is the successor of the iconic Golf convertible and the other one is the very successful Eos 2011 model, which has just been launched in the Middle East.

The 2011 Eos cabriolet coup?© is the ideal car for city living with its sleek, sporty design as well as its convertible characteristics and dynamic road handling. Especially the characteristics and technical features of its convertible roof are very practical for countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

As one of the world’s most successful convertibles the new Eos has been technically perfected, visually updated and enhanced with numerous features which all add to creating a fun driving experience.

With its panoramic sunroof, allowing the rays to flood the interior while keeping cool and to savour the cooling temperatures of the Arabian evenings, with the click of a button the five piece folding steel roof transforms the Eos from coupe to a convertible in 25 seconds.

Such luxury you do not find very often in this segment, except maybe with one French competitor or on the other hand with the luxury convertibles such as the Mercedes SL.

Karsten Jankowski , Marketing Director, Volkswagen Middle East, commented: “We are delighted to launch the new Eos to the Middle East market. It is a luxurious and highly technical model which we not only changed the appearance of, but also the driving experience our customers can expect from the new cabriolet coup?©.â€?

In the Middle East, the 2011 Eos is available as a 147 kW/200BHP 2.0-litre TSI with a 6-speed DSG. The model is complete with all the standard features including ESP, a convertible specific Climatronic air-conditioning system, electric windows, alloy wheels, multi-function displays, central locking and numerous new distinguishing details including; Light Assist high beam control system and second generation Park Assist complete with ParkPilot, which can cope with both multi manoeuvre right angle and parallel parking. The model also boasts the Keyless Access lock and ignition system. The ignition is started by pushing the convenient “Press & Drive� button.

Other countries in the Middle East or North Africa, where customs and taxes are very high on engine larger than 1600cc, will probably be offered with the a smaller 1.6 or the award-winning 1.4 litre TSI-engine, which has been a big winner in the previous International Engine Of the Year awards, and probably also in the upcoming awards.

The Eos comes with a stunning hardtop dual technology design, boasting a full-width integral glass sunroof, which slides and titles, making it the perfect choice for the Middle East’s climate extremes. The CSC roof also made it possible to design a very low profile windshield frame. This produces a harmonious design and a panoramic view above the driver and front passenger

Volkswagen claims the 2011 Eos is the perfect combination of style and elegance, while demonstrating all the hallmarks of classic German innovation and engineering. Well, I think they are somehow right.

Remains one big and actually the most important question: How does the Eos drive and how would the outcome of a long-term test-drive be?

Well, that is what we shall find out as soon as we test-drive the new 2011 Volkswagen Eos.



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