The Volkswagen Eos will be the first petrol-engined model to feature the marque’s BlueMotion badge, which brings with it fuel saving technologies (previous Bluemotions were TDI powered). The Eos Bluemotion comes with VW’s 1.4-litre TSI engine with 120 bhp and 200 Nm paired to a six-speed manual ‘box.

As seen on other BlueMotions, the Eos gets regenerative braking, start/stop and hill hold systems alongside a visual gear change recommendation. These help to optimise fuel consumption, resulting in a combined figure of 16.1 km/l. In comparison to the standard Eos 1.4-litre TSI that the BlueMotion replaces, CO2 emissions are reduced from 152 g/km to 144 g/km, saving UK drivers £25 a year in road tax.

Available in S or SE trim, the Eos BlueMotion is capable of 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 195 km/h. In Malaysia, the 197 bhp/280 Nm 2.0 TSI Eos (with six-speed DSG) is sold at RM248,888.