Volkswagen updates 2015 lineup, discontinues Routan and Eos

Volkswagen has unveiled changes to its 2015 lineup, which will no longer include the Routan and soon the Eos.

Among many changes to the lineup, the Routan minivan will be axed in 2015, while the Eos convertible will be discontinued for the 2016 model year.

The last Eos will be offered with a special “Final Edition” trim level, which replaces the Sport trim and includes 18-inch wheels, a backup camera, rain-sensing wipers and a unique colour scheme.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI.

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI.
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Highlights of the other lineup changes include upgrades the seventh-generation Golf, which is now available with a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine (replaces the 2.5L five-cylinder) and a 2.0L turbo diesel. A 5.8-inch colour touchscreen is now standard and VW claims the hatchback has a bigger trunk than any mid-sized sedan. An all-new GTI is faster and more fuel efficient, while the new e-Golf is the first battery electric VW for sale in North America. The new Golf R will also be the most powerful Golf ever sold here and the Golf SportWagen will replace the Jetta SportWagen.

The TDI versions of the Passat, Beetle, and Jetta also get a tweaked engine that is more efficient and boosts power by 10 hp.

The Touareg has also been facelifted and will have more driver’s assistance systems. More information on the Touareg will be available closer to its launch in early 2015.

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