The convertible was signed off by the Pischetsrieder, Bernhard and Günak regime, and according to the new leaders it combines the worst of all worlds – a retractable hardtop along with the old family face sporting a chrome grille and teardrop headlamps. For 2011, the Eos gets the overdue make-over featuring restyled head- and taillights, a new grille, revised bumpers and a more up-market interior.
The next Passat will be derived from the transverse modular architecture MQB pioneered by the follow-up to the Audi A3. Like the Audi A5, the new VW convertible gets a power-operated soft top with a heated rear window, a pop-up rollover protection for the back benchers, safety front seats with integrated belts, optional neck warmers and a more efficient wind deflector. Thanks to the transversely mounted engine, cabin space will increase while the car´s overall length stays the same. In addition, the Passat convertible is expected to be a proper four-seater with a luggage compartment to match.
Last but not least, there will be more powerful engines such as a turbocharged four good for 250bhp and a twin-turbo 2.0litre diesel rated at 220bhp, both in combination with four-wheel drive.