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VW Eos: Will be replaced by VW Passat convertible in 2014

VW Eos, VW Passat Convertible

We are hearing some rumors that VW will replace the VW Eos with a VW Passat convertible in 2014.

According to those in the know, the fun-in-the-sun Passat is a proper four-seater with a luggage compartment to match. It is safe to expect a brand-new exterior design and a more up-market cockpit offering additional driver assistance systems, improved connectivity and more intuitive ergonomics with a one-touch controller.

Axles, brakes and steering are also likely to reappear in modified form. Last but not least, there will be more powerful engines such as a turbocharged four good for 250bhp and a twin-turbo 2.0litre diesel rated at 220bhp, both in combination with four-wheel drive. Since the Passat MkVIII is tipped to be delayed by at least months from summer 2013 to spring 2014, the drop-top may also be pushed back to spring 2015.