Volkswagen Killed the Eos, So Why is There a 2016 Model?

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

Back in 2014, Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen Canada announced that 2015 would be the final year of the Eos. In the U.S. that meant the Final Edition trim replaced the Sport trim between the Komfort and Executive trims. In Canada, a Wolfsburg Edition was the only trim offered — effectively a Highline at the price of a Comfortline.

So, why is there now a 2016 Volkswagen Eos being offered in the U.S. for $4,000 less than before?

Because even Volkswagen of America can’t ignore a screaming deal.

Volkswagen extended production of the Eos from May to November of this year. As part of that, parent Volkswagen shopped the Eos around to all its regional children looking for hand raisers to take a limited run of 2016s.

America said yes. Canada said no.

Also, according to a source, the $4,000 price reduction is directly related to the amount of money Volkswagen of America didn’t have to pay Volkswagen AG for the hardtop convertibles.

So there it is. Now you know.

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  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Oct 11, 2015

    So they had extra parts left over and the tooling wasn't quite paid off yet, and lots of other parts are used on other Volkswagen models, and they have a rental market to dump into, so they're extending production another year. The accounting department must be pleased.

  • Motormouth Motormouth on Oct 12, 2015

    Mmmm, leftovers.

  • Derekson Derekson on Oct 12, 2015

    The 2016 Eos only exists to get rid of parts they already had in inventory or had already paid for from suppliers. It will be an abbreviated production run.

  • Jakeybaby92 Jakeybaby92 on Aug 05, 2016

    I would like to add I'm a 24 yr old male and I love my eos its actually my second one. I'm a proud owner never had a problem with my top and I also own a 2015 lexus rx450h and actually prefer driving my eos instead. That buick also has a buick symbol which would never work for me, I'm not fifty and neither is my husband. The interior of the a3 convertible also felt cheap as if my keys would scratch the cheap leather, we just weren't impressed. Me and my husband are also huge vw/audi fans as he drives a q7 but the q3 cabrio just didn't even seem like an audi to either of us.