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The German based automaker Volkswagen is not planning to introduce a successor of the Eos model, an announcement which has been made by the company’s technical boss.

If you were looking towards the Volkswagen Eos and you were hoping for a brand new version of it, which will be riding on the MQB modular platform and it will be getting a new engine range, new technologies, a new design an higher quality materials, think again, because a successor for the model in question is not currently planned by the car manufacturer.

The announcement has been made by Heinz Jakob Neusser, the Volkswagen technical boss, who has recently spoken to the guys from Autocar at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. Volkswagen took a hit with the Eos because sales plummeted in the segment of hardtop convertibles, right after its launch so this is why a successor for it is not in the books.

The Volkswagen Eos has been in production since 2006 and it is currently being put together in Portugal. The model was offered in a two-door coupe convertible body style, with a front engine and front-wheel drive layout, riding on the Volkswagen Group A5 platform and being related to the Golf 5, to the Scirocco and the Leon. The engine lineup includes five petrol and one diesel burner, along with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Eos has been first previewed by the Concept C, back in 2004, at the Geneva Motor Show.