Volkswagen is planning to launch an SUV in every segment smaller than the Touareg as part of a blitz of new models based on its MQB platform, technical chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser has revealed to Autocar.
This would spawn a seven-seat version for North America, a market which would also get a bigger new seven-seat SUV previewed by the CrossBlue concept and confirmed for production in late 2016.
Beyond that, Neusser revealed that studies were underway on a Golf-based SUV, a Polo-based SUV, and potentially a smaller SUV based on the Up, a model previewed by the Taigun concept first seen in 2012.
“It’s a question of how small we go,” said Neusser. “Is it sufficient to go as low as a Polo? Or is there a market to go smaller? We will study it, and it’s up for discussion. The Polo will be the minimum size we go down to.”