Volkswagen Eos – 2012-2015
Volkswagen Eos History
The Volkswagen Eos will become a One Hit Wonder when it’s discontinued after 2015. The two-door hard-top convertible was introduced as a 2007 model replacing the dated Golf Cabriolet. Once the Eos is retired Volkswagen will have the Beetle as the only convertible in its lineup. Although that’s one more drop-top than most car brands Volkswagen almost always had two. Perhaps the departure of the Eos is a sign that the German automaker is bringing the Golf Cabrio to North America since the GTI Cabrio has been available in Europe since 2013.
In its seven year run the Volkswagen Eos has had only one facelift in 2012 to keep on par with VW’s brand identity. The Bubbly lights and fascia were redesigned to a straighter, more sophisticated look. With only one facelift throughout its lifespan, the Volkswagen Eos goes down in history as a One Hit Wonder.
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