Volkswagen Exec Confirms Development of Smaller and Larger SUVs than the Tiguan


We knew for some time that Volkswagen officials were warming up to the idea of expanding the brand's lineup of SUVs with new models, and now, a spokesman for the German automaker has confirmed the news.

Speaking to Autonews, VW spokesperson Peter Thul told the publication that the company has decided to build two models, including a compact SUV smaller than the Tiguan and the other, a larger crossover with a seven-seat layout to appeal to North American drivers and offer an alternative to minivans.

Volkswagen's current SUV lineup includes two vehicles, the compact-sized Tiguan and the mid-size Touareg.

The German automaker believes there will be a strong market demand for smaller crossover models in the U.S. in the years to come as consumers are increasingly turning towards more fuel-efficient vehicles with greater functionality than regular models.

Note: VW's 2011 Cross Coupe Concept featured in these pictures