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Wolfsburg, 31 July 2006 – The Eos is the top-seller on the convertible market. With 1,559 new vehicle registrations in June, the Eos became the top-selling vehicle of its class in Germany. Almost one in ten new convertibles sold in the month of June was an Eos. This statistic, supplied by the Federal Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Drivers, is particularly remarkable as the basic version of the Eos was not available in June. Delivery of the Eos 1.6 FSI with 85 kW / 115 PS to Europe is now starting (starting price: 25,950 euros).
The Eos range includes two petrol engines (110 kW, 147 kW) and a turbo diesel (103 kW) with a particulate filter fitted as standard. A V6 petrol engine with 184 kW is to be added to the range. Just a few weeks after the European debut of the Eos, trends are starting to establish themselves as to which specifications are preferred by customers: as regards engines, 47 percent of Eos drivers have selected the dynamic 2.0 TFSI with 147 kW / 200 PS, 25 percent have favoured the 110 kW / 150 PS 2.0 FSI, and 24 percent ordered the torquey TDI (103 kW / 140 PS) engine.
Clear preferences can also be seen with colour choices: 37 percent of Eos owners have opted to be seen in “Silver Essence metallic” in the hot European Summer. “Deep Black pearl effect” (27 percent) and “Midnight Blue metallic” (11 percent) are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colour options. 80 percent of Eos owners ordered a fully-automatic “Climatronic” air conditioning system even though the Eos is fitted with the “Climatic” semi-automatic air conditioning system as standard.
The exceptional sales figures are matched by an exceptionally good price: the 2.0 FSI with 150 PS can be purchased for just 245 euros* per month on the “FairEos” payment plan – including comprehensive vehicle insurance for one year, credit security and extended warranty period. Anyone placing an order today can look forward to spending the hot summer, and hopefully, a golden October, an a chic convertible.
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