( Worldcarfans ) - The Volkswagen Eos coupe cabriolet is set to mark its first anniversary in the UK with the introduction of a new range-topping trim level - the Eos Individual.
The Eos Individual is based on the Sport trim, and benefits from unique interior and exterior styling touches. With sports suspension, 18-inch ' Chicago' alloy wheels and bespoke leather upholstery it offers buyers a distinctive package and lends extra style to the Eos's already head-turning looks. Lowered and stiffened suspension gives the Individual a more purposeful stance and sharper responses. The car's appearance is complemented by the unique wheels and a selection of four exterior paint colours - Paprika Red, Deep Black pearl effect, Midnight Blue metallic and Island Grey.
Rich two-tone black and cream coloured leather seats finished in contrasting piping lend the new Eos Individual's interior a distinctive look and feel. The cream leather extends to the door inserts and is contrasted against piano black inserts that continue into the dashboard and centre console. The black leather three-spoke steering wheel features cream stitching.
Standard equipment on the new Eos Individual exceeds the already comprehensive list fitted to the Eos Sport. Advanced 2Zone electronic climate control, two-tone leather trim with heated front seats, piano black inserts and 18-inch alloy wheels are joined by unique 'Individual' sill plates. This is in addition to six airbags, ABS and ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) which also come as standard.
Powering the Eos Individual are a choice of 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS diesel, 2.0-litre T-FSI 200 PS and 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS petrol engines. The advanced six-speed DSG gearbox is fitted as standard on the V6 model and offered as an option on the 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines. As with the standard vehicle, the Eos Individual is fitted with an advanced, five-piece glass and metal folding roof that stows neatly into the boot at the touch of a button. The whole operation takes only 25 seconds. The roof also incorporates a sunroof.
The new Eos Individual can be ordered from Volkswagen Retailers now, with the first UK deliveries set to start in August. Prices start at ?24,747 (RRP OTR) for the Eos Individual 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS, rising to ?29,527 for the range-topping 3.2-litre V6 FSI 250 PS model fitted with a DSG gearbox.
Volkswagen Individual GmbH was founded in February 2003. Based in Wolfsburg, Individual is responsible for the styling and development of all 'R' variants including the forthcoming Passat R36 as well as special models such as the Touareg Altitude.