Volkswagen Eos, Touareg, Rabbit, GLI, and GTI Undergo Changes Too for the 2008 Model Year

Like the Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, and New Beetle, two other of their models also underwent changes – the Volkswagen Eos and Touareg. These changes will ne visible on the 2008 model years of the said vehicles.

The Eos models largely remain the same but with just a few minor changes. The changes made on the Eos are as follows:

*New trim level naming, Turbo, Komfort, Lux, and VR6
*Leatherette now named V-Tex
*Lux only available with automatic transmission
*Winter starting assist mode standard on VR6
*New seventeen-inch alloy wheel on Lux
*New eighteen-inch alloy wheel on VR6
*Delete Wheat Beige
*Rear Park Distance Control included in Lux and VR6
*Chrome front grille louvers included on VR6
*Power twelve-way driver seat now standard equipment
*Leather steering wheel now standard equipment
*Leather shift knob now standard equipment
*Leather parking brake handle now standard equipment
*Wind blocker now standard equipment
*Ambient lighting deleted on Turbo
*Micritech interior trim now included in Turbo
*Center sliding armrest now standard equipment
*Heated front seats now optional on Turbo
*Seventeen-inch alloy wheel optional on Komfort

However, the Toureg receives a lot more comprehensive updates. This SUV will carry the minor styling changes until its next redesign and some luxury features will become standard like the power liftgate, satellite radio, and parking assist. Other changes made on the Touareg are below:

*New exterior colors (White Gold, Galapagos, Alaska Gray, Cranberry)
*Chrome grille with logo and chrome eyebrows standard on VR6 FSI
*Chrome matte grille with logo and chrome eyebrows, chrome air intakes, chrome grille slats standard on V8 FSI and V10 TDI Twin Turbo
*Darkened Taillights
*New, central headlights design
*Sporty, more aerodynamic rear spoiler
*Electronic Parking Assistance now standard equipment
*Nineteen-inch Wheels with all-season tires optional on VR6 FSI, included in V8 FSI and V10 TDI Twin Turbo
*Larger screen for Multi-function Indicator included with optional Technologies Package
*New Option Packages
*Dynaudio now available in package for all trims
*Next generation Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) now standard equipment
*ABS-Plus standard
*ESP Innovations standard
*New front seat design, more comfortable front seat side bolsters, new seat stitching design now standard equipment
*Gray seat trim in leather and leatherette deleted
*Silver Metallic Plastic interior trim standard on VR6 FSI with leatherette
*Servotronic steering no longer available on 3.6L VR6 FSI
*Comfort Suspension replaces Sport Suspension on VR6 FSI

The Volkswagen Rabbit, GLI, and GTI are the models that received little changes. For the Rabbit:

*New 170-hp, 177 lb-ft 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine standard on two- & four-door
*Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) now standard
*New trim level naming: Rabbit S (two- and four-door)

For the GLI, the changes are:

*Reflex Silver is now special order only
*Climatronic deleted from all trims
*New trim level naming: GLI and GLI Autobahn

For the GTI:

*15mm ride height reduction on both two- and four-door
*Sirius satellite radio now standard * Reflex Silver is now special order only
*Climatronic deleted from all trim
*New trim level naming: GTI and GTI Autobahn