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Volkswagen Ends Eos Production

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Volkswagen Ends Eos Production

VW’s head of design, Klaus Bischoff, said that the Eos model will not be replaced when it will reach the end of its life cycle.

Mr. Bischoff said that since Volkswagen already has three four-seater convertibles with the new Beetle Cabriolet, the Eos will no longer be needed. He confirmed that the company considers building a larger, full-size four-seater convertible, one of the 100 design studies the VW team is currently working on.

‘The Eos will not be prolonged, and then you have two [convertibles in the range, the Beetle Cabriolet and the Golf Convertible],’ said Bichoff. ‘From my point of view on compact four seater convertibles, that is enough.’

VW’s decision to end production of the Eos is similar to what Opel did when it killed the Astra Twin-Top and added the new Cascada convertible, a larger and more luxurious soft-top model. The only difference is that the German automaker will not replace the model, as ‘The trend for hard-tops seems to be disappearing again’ according to Mr. Bichoff. VW’s head of design added that the VW Bluesport concept car, which was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit motor show, is unlikely to be manufactured as a third convertible.

by Ana Cezara Savin (my Google+) - Friday, November 30th, 2012 - filed under News, Volkswagen. Image credit: .
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