With the introduction of the first petrol-engined model to feature BlueMotion technologies, the Volkswagen Eos has joined in with the tradition and has made a New Year’s resolution that it will drink less from January. Available from today, the highly efficient 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS BlueMotion Technology Eos model can be ordered, in both S and SE trims, for £20,695 and £21,795 RRP on the road respectively.

This pioneering addition to the Eos range offers customers a new entry-level 1.4-litre TSI engine that, fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, produces 122 PS and 147 lbs ft of torque. As seen on other models in the Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology range, but fitted to a petrol engine for the first time, these additions include a number of features to maximise efficiency and improve fuel economy.

Regenerative braking, start/stop and hill hold systems alongside a visual gear change recommendation are all fitted as standard and help to optimise fuel consumption, resulting in a combined figure of 45.6 mpg. In comparison to the outgoing 1.4-litre TSI engine that these BlueMotion Technology models replace, carbon dioxide emissions are also improved from 152 g/km to 144 g/km which moves the entry-level models of Volkswagen’s four-seat convertible coupé into VED band F, saving drivers a further £25 a year.

The Eos BlueMotion Technology models accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 121 mph.

As with all models in the Eos range, equipment levels on both BlueMotion Technology trim levels, S and SE, remain comprehensive. ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme), twin front and side impact airbags, Climatic air conditioning, fog lights, electric windows, electric heated and adjustable wing mirrors, radio/CD player, 16-inch alloy wheels, lockable load through provision and folding hard-top complete with sliding/tilt sunroof are all fitted standard. For an additional premium of just £1,100, the SE BlueMotion Technology adds further equipment including 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and front sports seats, parking sensors, automatic headlights and dusk and rain sensors.