If you’re looking to buy a new Volkswagen Eos convertible, you better act fast. The German automaker has already confirmed that the 2015 model year would be the end of the road for the drop-top, but German automotive news site Automobilwoche is now reporting that production of the car will cease in May.

The writing has been on the wall since last year, when Volkswagen announced the 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition, but this new report gives a specific date that the final Eos will roll off the car’s Portugal assembly plant. There is still some time to order a new Eos, as the report adds that customers can continue to order the car until March 27.

According to the article, one of the reasons for the Eos’ demise is the fact that convertible preference among European customers has switched to favor soft-top offerings in recent years. It also doesn’t help that the Eos has essentially gone its entire nine-year lifecycle with few changes outside of a relatively light refresh for the 2012 model year. Still, that hasn’t stopped the Eos from moving some decent global volume as Automobilwoche also reports that since the Eos was introduced for 2006, it has sold about 230,000 units.

Continue reading to learn more about the Volkswagen Eos.

Why it matters

The cancellation of both the Volkswagen Eos and Chrysler 200 should pave the way for the upcoming 2017 Buick Cascada to have a fairly easy go of the midsize convertible market here in the U.S. VW won’t be left without a convertible, though, as it will continue to offer both the Golf Cabriolet and Beetle Convertible.

Volkswagen Eos Final Edition

2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition High Resolution Exterior
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Celebrating nine years of VW’s family-friendly hardtop convertible, the 2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition is the new mid-grade trim level for the 2015 model year. Replacing the Eos Sport, the Eos Final Edition is priced at $39,165, and it comes with features such as a unique two-tone (Cornsilk Beige and black) leather seats with contrasting stitching, and silver interior trim. The Final Edition comes with standard equipment that includes a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, push-button start, a backup camera and rain-sensing wipers.

Source: Automobilwoche

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