History of the Eos
 
 
 
 

History of the Eos

 

HISTORY OF THE EOS      I GOLF I PASSAT I EOS I TOUAREG I BEETLE I JETTA

 

The Volkswagen Eos is a sport compact car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 2006. It has aretractable hardtop coupé convertible body style and was introduced as the successor of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. It is Volkswagen's first production coupé since the Volkswagen Corrado, which ended production in 1995.

 

The Name Eos

 

The name Eos is derived from Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn. The dawn goddess Eos was almost always described with rosy fingers (ῥοδοδάκτυλος, rhododáktylos) or rosy forearms (ῥοδόπηχυς,rhodópēkhys) as she opened the gates of heaven for the Sun to rise. In Homer, her saffron-coloured robe is embroidered or woven with flowers, rosy-fingered and with golden arms, she is pictured on Attic vases as a beautiful woman, crowned with a tiaraor diadem and with the large white-feathered wings of a bird.

 

History

 

Prior to production, the Eos was shown as the Concept C concept car at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show — designed by a team headed by Peter Schreyer, Head of Volkswagen Design in Wolfsburg. Other sources attribute the design of the Eos specifically to Slovenian Robert Lešnik.
The production Eos, produced at the AutoEuropa plant in Portugal, was presented in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the North American introduction at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January, 2006.

 

Unlike the Cabrio, which was a convertible version of the Golf hatchback, the Eos is a standalone model with all-new body panels, although it shares the platform and components from the Volkswagen Golf (Mk5). The wheelbase matches the Golf Mk5 and Jetta.

 

Souce: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Eos

 

History of the Eos

 

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