German media is reporting Volkswagen is not working on a successor for the aging Eos hardtop convertible.

German media is reporting Volkswagen is not working on a successor for the aging Eos hardtop convertible.

According to Der Spiegel, there won't be a new Eos since the current model hasn't been doing so well as far as sales are concerned, with only 8,000 units produced last year. In addition, developing an all-new model would be expensive due to the complex roof structure and the necessary body reinforcements. Moreover, the popularity of the convertible segment has decreased in recent years so it wouldn't be feasible to come up with a new Eos.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn recently declared "some niches are so small that it is not worthwhile" so the chances of seeing a new hardtop cabrio from VW are slim. The Eos has been on sale since 2006 and received a facelift towards the end of 2010. It shares its platform with the fifth generation Golf but has different body panels. The base model costs 29,450 EUR in Germany for the 1.4 TSI variant and goes all the way up to 41,025 EUR for the 2.0 TSI Exclusive with 6-speed DSG.

An official announcement about Eos' retirement could come later this year, especially since a similar rumor emerged in late 2012.

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Volkswagen isn’t working on Eos successor - report