Efficient technologies are at last being applied to a wider range of vehicles, with the convertible Eos being the latest car, and the first petrol model, to benefit from Volkswagen’s BlueMotion treatment.
Emissions from the 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology Eos model, with its six-speed manual gearbox, reduce from 152 g/km to 144 g/km, equating to 45.6 mpg. It can still reach 62 mph in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph.
The lowered emissions have been achieved by a start/stop system and regenerative braking. There’s also a visual gear change recommendation, and this all means that road tax falls into band F, saving drivers £25 a year.
The Eos BlueMotion Technology S comes with ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), twin front and side impact airbags, climatic air conditioning, fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors, radio/CD player, 16-inch alloy wheels, and folding hard-top complete with sliding/tilt sunroof.
For an extra £1,100, the SE BlueMotion Technology adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and front sports seats, parking sensors, automatic headlights and dusk and rain sensors.
The Eos BlueMotion Technology can be ordered now, in S or SE trim, for £20,695 and £21,795 respectively.