In Greek mythology Eos was the goddess of Dawn. Apparently Eos had a “fling” with Ares, Aphrodite’s lover and as the story goes Aphrodite (none too pleased with Eos) put a curse on her essentially turning Eos into a nymphomaniac(!). Eos then reportedly “fell in love” with a series of mortals and eventually married the Wind God Astraeus – thus bringing things full circle with Volkswagen historically naming cars after winds like Scirocco and Passat. So if you buy into the mythology, Eos was a bit of an unlucky tramp.
Volkswagen’s Eos also likes a good time, preferably topless which is just fine with us. After the Concept C and the unveiling of the Eos at Frankfurt last year, we were finally able to get our hands on a production version and an opportunity to drive it along the Aegean Sea coastline in Greece. While our drive time was limited to about eight hours, we covered a lot of territory over a wide variety of coastal winding roads and severely potholed city streets and came away overall impressed with the package Volkswagen has put together.