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Volkswagen Eos convertible

The Volkswagen Eos convertible coupe

The new Volkswagen Eos convertible coupé has been unveiled and it’s capable of 58.8 mpg.

Deliveries commence in the UK early in 2011 when it will be available with a range of petrol and diesel engines. These include a 1.4-litre TSI engine developing 122 PS, a 2.0-litre TSI unit producing 210 PS as well as a 2.0-litre TDI engine producing 140 PS. This unit, with BlueMotion Technology modifications including automatic Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems, can return a combined economy of 58.8 mpg.

The new car has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show on 17 November.

The modifications bring the Eos in line with the latest iteration of Volkswagen’s design language as seen applied to the new Polo, Passat and Sharan . This means it comes with a new grille and new headlight units, along with a revised front bumper and bonnet.

The Eos features a five-piece folding roof with an integrated tilt-sliding glass sunroof. To go from a closed coupé to an open cabriolet – an operation that can now be undertaken remotely via the key fob if the car is specified with Keyless Entry – takes just 25 seconds, while the boot capacity ranges from 205 litres when the roof is down up to 380 litres with the roof closed.

Prices and specifications for the new Eos will be announced when ordering opens for the car in November.