We’ve just noticed the new facelifted Volkswagen Eos has appeared on Volkswagen Group Malaysia’s website. For the facelift, Volkswagen has updated the Eos with Volkswagen’s latest family looks, clearly linking the Eos to its solid roofed Mk6 Golf stablemate, while the pre-facelift looked like a convertible Mk5 Golf.

The Eos is a “coupe-cabriolet” in the sense that it has a convertible metal roof and not a cloth roof like the other Golf-based open top in the Volkswagen family, the Golf Cabriolet. The metal roof folds down in 25 seconds and is operated by a switch in the center console. The roof incorporates a tilt/slide sunroof, so there’s an option to just use that or go completely topless. VW says that this arrangement is a world’s first.

Peak power for the 2.0 litre TSI direct injection turbo 4-cylinder engine is now 210 PS between 5,300 to 6,200rpm, compared to 200 PS between 5,100rpm to 6,000rpm in the pre-facelift Eos. Peak torque remains at 280Nm, but kicks in 100rpm lower at 1,700rpm and stays steady up to 5,200rpm – 200rpm longer than before. This engine is mated to a 6-speed DSG twin clutch transmission.

The updated front end also now features integrated LED daytime running lights to complement the bi-xenon headlamps.

Other changes to the equipment level include an RNS510 Navigation system with TFT display, touch screen, 30-GB hard disk, SD card reader, DVD drive (previously only RCD510 radio/CD player), 18-inch “Chicago” alloy wheels from Volkswagen Exclusive (previously 17in “Westwood” alloys), 235/40 R18 self-sealing Mobility tires (previously 235/45 R17s), Napa heat reflective “cool leather” upholstery (especially useful for a convertible in sunny Malaysia), and a multi-function display “Premium” with multi-color display (previously white backlit). The price has gone up abit – now available for RM257,888, up from the pre-facelift price tag of RM249,888.

Look after the jump for a full gallery of the Eos facelift. There’s also a brochure with a specs sheet embedded so perhaps sharp eyed readers can tell us what equipment has changed from the pre-facelift Eos.

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