Volkswagen Eos to be axed

2011 Volkswagen Eos facelift 07.10.2010
2011 Volkswagen Eos facelift 07.10.2010

Larger four-seater soft-top planned

It seems that Volkswagen's Eos hard-top cabriolet days are soon to be over.

In an interview given to Autocar during the U.S. debut of the Beetle Cabriolet, VW's head of design Klaus Bischoff said that the Eos "will not be prolonged when it comes off the market." The reason for this is because retractable hardtops are no longer popular.

Instead of a direct replacement, Volkswagen will develop a larger soft-top, full-size four-seat cabrio since they believe that there's enough room in the lineup for such a model. Another reason why VW is dropping the Eos is because any addition would mean building a new factory since all current plants are running at full capacity. They believe that a larger soft-top capable of accommodating four people would be more successful than the Eos.

Source: Volkswagen via autocar.co.uk

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DarkoInem DarkoInem
they are copying opel LOL
Dec 4th, 2012 2:53pm
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VWinsider VWinsider
This has been on the cards, VW have been toying with the idea of a Passat CC based cabriolet for years. The Golf cab has replaced the EOS and then a CC cab would be similar to the A5 cab which replaced the A4 cab.
Dec 3rd, 2012 12:55pm
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Same story like Opel's Cascada
Dec 3rd, 2012 7:42am
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alihijazi alihijazi
no it is not the same, The Cascada is the soft top version of the ASTRA and that's it; no other soft top for OPEL
Dec 3rd, 2012 11:16am
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opel replaced the hard top Astra with the bigger Cascada soft top. VW plans to replace the Eos hardtop with a bigger soft top. That's what I meant by same story.
Dec 3rd, 2012 3:22pm
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humanomaly humanomaly
Once again VW shows that they are out of touch with current trends...the retracting metal tops are more secure, durable, often look nicer than a cloth top, and even the conventional hardtop...yes they are pricey, and take up precious storage room for those that need to bring their kitchen sinks with them wherever they go...absolutely stupid. VW should look to use more metal retractables in other cars that they "oversee". Think about when they first brough back the New Beetle, it did not have a sunroof, or the cabrio for quite a long time. The Porsche Cayman, is not available with a sunroof, come on, how about a flip to tilt open top at least....The EOS is not fugly, it's a VW, either one likes it or not, EnzoTinyu obviously doesn't like it, probably loves Ferrari's, and let me guess...in RED, not bad eh??? And yes, the EOS, like many other VWs are considered "chick cars"....
Dec 1st, 2012 10:34pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
The first EOS was actualy good looking... then they changed and ruined the style... I saw a good number of first generations, but none new generations.
Dec 1st, 2012 2:16am
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ifudge ifudge
It was pretty pointless. What I'd love to see now is a return of the Corrado. But just don't do a Scirocco with it - make it properly with A5-type proportions.
Dec 1st, 2012 2:15am
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alihijazi alihijazi
the Corrado / Scirocco are the same; this how I see them
Dec 3rd, 2012 11:18am
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ifudge ifudge
I used to see it that way too, but then VW decided they needed another, more sporty Golf variant and put the Scirocco name on it.
Dec 4th, 2012 2:14am
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they need to make a new type 3
Dec 1st, 2012 1:51am
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oziseb oziseb
Funny news - CEO of VW Australia recently announced that we wont be getting the Beetle Cabriolet as having 3 convertibles (Eos, Golf and Beetle) will not be viable in our market - I guess we may now get the Beetle ragtop!
Nov 30th, 2012 11:35pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
Well, that makes sense.
Nov 30th, 2012 7:33pm
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joelynn joelynn
It occupied a strange position- especially when the Golf cabrio came in.... then there was Beetle cabrio, Golf cabrio and Eos.... plus all the soft-top Audis.
Nov 30th, 2012 7:31pm
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EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
EOS failed coz it's fugly, you don't see BMW 3-series cab or Ferrari F458 spider fail...
Nov 30th, 2012 7:07pm
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