The German automaker has moved to officially reveal the 2015 Eos Final Edition, after the model was previewed earlier this year in July, as it enters its last production model year.
The US division of the automaker is suffering from lackluster sales while the overall market is enjoying its best sales in years. In order to cut losses, Volkswagen is reorganizing the line-up – among others – and has decided to axe the Eos model after the 2015 model year.
The convertible has been a slow seller – which is not only due to the brand’s performance, but rather the general lack of appeal of open-top models lately. The Final Edition is mostly based on the Eos Sport version and has been blessed with bi-xenon headlights, black mirrors and 18-inch Vicenza-style alloy wheels. Owners will also get a mildly sport-tuned suspension that allows the car to stand lower by a few millimeters.
Besides the usual electro-hydraulically-operated five-piece steel and glass roof that needs 25 seconds to open or close, interior options are quite extensive. There’s an “Engineered Ebony” wood for the added luxury on the Executive trim; Black Peak inserts contrast red/blue interior options and the leather choices include Cornsilk Beige, Black, Red or Atlantic Blue.
The powertrain is based on a 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder TSI gasoline that churns out 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The power goes to the front wheels via the usual DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Pricing starts at $39,165 and goes up to $42,335 if the driver chooses the range-topping Executive level, which features all options of the Final Edition and then adds more extras.