The Volkswagen Concept C from the 2004 Geneva Motor Show
was a 4 seat sports coupe-cabriolet featuring a five-part
steel folding roof as its party piece.
The electro-hydraulic folding roof of the Concept C is
unusual in that it also incorporates a fully working electric
sunroof. One benefit gained by the use of a folding hard
top over a conventional cabriolet is a reduction in wind
noise when raised, similar to that of a comparable fixed
head coupe, not to mention the added safety protection.
When folded away there is still 200 litres of cargo space
in the trunk (400 litres when up).
The chunky styling of the Concept C gives an impression
of quality and sturdiness. The front end styling is similar,
although less striking, than the Volkswagen
Concept R from 2003. Volkswagen say this new style
will begin to appear on many of their products, the new
Golf certainly bears a resemblance.
Inside the Concept C is a two-tone color scheme. The top
part is dark green while the lower half of the dash and
the seats are beige in color. Wood trim has been used
on the doors and brushed aluminum around the instruments
for a sporty appearance.
In 2006 the production version of the Concept C appeared,
the Volkswagen Eos. True to the concept it featured a
five-part folding roof and similar styling.
Similar and related vehicles:
Volkswagen Concept R
Volkswagen GTI W12 650
Volkswagen Crafter Atacama
Volkswagen Concept T
Volkswagen Concept A