Volkswagen Australia has today announced availability of the 2011 Eos. Along with a number of interior and equipment updates, the updated Eos now features the Golf GTI's 2.0 litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine, replacing the previous range-topping 147TSI.
Producing 155kW and 280Nm of torque, the 2.0 litre turbocharged engine propels the 1360kg Golf GTI to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds. In the heavier 2011 Eos 155TSI, weighing in at around 1580kg, the 0-100km/h sprint is covered in a very respectable 7.8 seconds.
As with the GTI, the Eos 155TSI is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or with Volkswagen's six-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Fuel consumption for the manual Eos 155TSI is listed at 7.4 l/100km, while the DSG-equipped EOS 155TSI lists 7.9 l/100km.
The current 103TDI diesel engine remains in the Eos line-up, and like the range-topping 155TSI, the diesel Eos is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Other updates for the 2011 Eos include 'Vienna' leather upholstery as standard, along with heated front seats, new 17-inch alloy wheels and new exterior colours with a modestly updated grille and 'cherry red' taillights.
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Every manual Eos now also comes with standard Hill Start Assist (HSA), which holds the vehicle when the foot brake is released by temporarily locking the brake pressure (for a maximum of 1.5 seconds) to provide comfortable starting-off without rolling back. Hill Start Assist (HSA) operates on inclines greater than 5%.
Pricing and Availability
The 2011 Eos range is available now. Pricing remains unchanged with prices from $46,990 for the Eos 103TDI and $48,990 for the Eos 155TSI.
Note: prices are Manufacturer's List Price only and do not include dealer delivery of on-road costs.