Having been caught in a chatty mood at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, Volkswagen’s chief of design Klaus Bischoff provided us with some news.
He says the company he works for is going to drop the Volkswagen Eos from the market. The latter is about to see its final run.
Bischoff said that the market for the folding metal roof business is dying down, especially in this part of the market.
Most competitors have already let go of the rivaling automobiles and though the Eos was among the best looking of the bunch, it’s still not forgiven.
The chief designer must not like folding metal roofs too much since he says he’s not sorry to see Volkswagen drop this product.
A replacement is certainly not going to happen but there are a few plans to cover up the niche somehow. A new convertible is in the works.
While it will be based on the newest generation of the Volkswagen Golf, it will actually be larger and combine four seats with a bit of carrying capacity.
Doesn’t sound like a bad deal at all. Speaking of deals, due to a drop in sales of around 17% compared to last year, VW might do this for the Eos.
If you’ve already fancied one, now might be the best time to buy it. Since it’s going to be dropped and it never got produced in large numbers, there’s a touch of exclusivity still out about it.
Essentially, you get the best worlds out of each VW Eos ownership experience you would’ve imagined.