Volkswagen Eos will not be replaced, Golf Cabriolet possible.

Volkswagen Eos will not be replaced, Golf Cabriolet possible?

Los Angeles Auto Show hosts the launch party for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet, which gives the German automaker a pair of four-seater convertible grouped within walking distance of all price ranges. It will not be the case for long, however, as the Eos hardtop convertible recently renewed not a successor.

The writing was on the wall for the slow-selling model, the price is above the new Beetle convertible from $ 34,350, despite offering a propulsion system similar to the Beetle Turbo, which still sounds 27,795 in dollars (base Beetle Convertible 2.5 liter starts at $ 24.495). Until October, Volkswagen managed to sell 5529 units only, down from 17.8 percent in 2011 Eos. And, despite a modest facelift and modernization of equipment for the 2012 model year. While the Eos was cooled VW introduced similar size and Golf Cabriolet similar research for Europe, despite the construction of a rigid folding roof seemingly obvious if the company Eos. Cabriolet variants then led to GTI and R, which gives the momentum and attractive model.

Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer of Volkswagen World Autoblog does not be deleted when the Eos - VW model launched in 2013 - but he confirmed that the replacement is not in the cards. However, Bischoff did express clear support for the idea of ​​bringing the Golf Cabriolet in North America and GTI Cabriolet.