Not many people have bought the Volkswagen Eos and it’s easy to see why. Even Volkswagen didn’t like it. For 2011, the Eos will get a little makeover, but even that won’t save it in the long term.

For 2015, the Passat Cabriolet will be replacing the Eos. The open top Passat is the only variant of the car that will make it to the United States. VW has decided to drop the sedan from its lineup. In its place will be a revamped CC and this Cabriolet. To close the gap between the CC and the upcoming Phaeton, VW will be revamping them both. The luxury Phaeton will be moving down in the world, while the CC and the Cabriolet will be heading up.

The Passat Cabriolet will be taking a few of the toys that are found on its sister, the Audi A5. These include a power-operated soft top with a heated rear window, a pop up roll bar, and optional neck warmers. According to Automobile, the Passat will be a genuine four-seater with room in the back for your kids and space in the trunk for luggage.

The current suspension setup will likely make its way into the new Cabriolet, albeit in a slightly modified form. Under the hood will be a turbocharged four-cylinder that will put out 250 horsepower and a 2.0-liter diesel that is rated at 220 horsepower. Both engines will use front-wheel drive.

Don’t expect to see the drop-top Passat anytime soon. The sedan won’t be here until 2014, so the Cabriolet might be here around 2015.


Source: Automobile

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  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

It was nothing, in particular. The concept is possible of course, but there is nothing new in the exterior, besides it looks like the same-old model. Well, if they can upgrade the technology and provide more safety features, which are more important, I’m sure this will be a major success for Volkswagen. 

  (383) posted on 08.11.2011

The deliver power output is kind of impressive for a diesel powered vehicle. Well, no doubt the heavy roof top will cause to the increase in the speed performance of the car! BTW, I like sporty styling of this future production.

  (594) posted on 08.11.2011

Well, the downside of a roadster vehicle is the heavy roof top. I bet this one will add to the weight of the car and will affect its speed performance. However, I was impressed with power output of this Cabrio.

  (498) posted on 03.9.2011

The car is simple amazing until I noticed those headlights and LED. Zonda is probably the last great naturally aspired v12.

  (1333) posted on 08.3.2010

After the Mk IV disaster, VW is still wondering why sales are down in the US. Its because people realized you build crappy cars!

  (434) posted on 06.28.2010

If you’re not crazy about the Volkswagen Eos, you’re not alone. The convertible was signed off by VW’s old management, and according to the company’s new leaders, it combines the worst of all worlds a retractable hard top along with the old family face sporting a chrome grille and teardrop headlamps.

  (571) posted on 06.27.2010

huh! dude you can compete this baby to a corvette.. vette’ is not on it’s class or line. Passat Cabriolet is just an ordinary class A convertible..

  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

lovely but i would rather choose a corvette than this.

  (859) posted on 06.25.2010

i doubt that.. it looks more like a Golf GTI

  (1023) posted on 06.24.2010

it looks like over tuned volkswagen scirocco..

  (387) posted on 06.23.2010

well i hope they can regain the wasted money on creating the EOS to Passat Cabriolet.

  (434) posted on 06.22.2010

for sure they made a lot of adjustments here. suspensions are adjusted to compensate with the weight to cut through tight corners.

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