The front-wheel-drive, four-passenger Volkswagen Eos convertible hardtop is introduced at the Frankfurt auto show on Sept. 12, 2005.
The Eos was slotted between the Rabbit/Golf and the Passat, and shared most of its components with the Passat.
Its biggest novelty was a five-panel retractable roof.
The Eos was launched in the U.S. in 2006 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produced 200 hp. A 3.2-liter V-6 engine with 250 hp was offered later.
While it was considered a success early, demand waned over time as Americans and consumers elsewhere migrated from cars to crossovers. Eos production ended in 2016.