Volkswagen Wants Small SUV: Exec Says

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Volkswagen Wants Small SUV: Exec Says

Keeping in line with its aggressive expansion plan, Volkswagen is considering adding another SUV to its lineup that would sell in both the North American and overseas market.

Talk of a small SUV hasn’t been scarce for the German company, but at a luncheon in Detroit yesterday, Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning confirmed that the company is thinking of taking those steps.

Small SUVs are becoming increasingly popular, so adding something to slot underneath the Tiguan (pictured above) could stand to sharpen VW’s competitive edge both in the U.S. and elsewhere across the world.

“It’s a part of our vision for the future,” Browning said. That future is looking bright for Volkswagen with its new MQB architecture that allows platform sharing across many makes and models. Because of that, a small SUV could easily be built on the Audi A3 platform, cutting the cost of producing a new vehicle to bolster VW’s line.

[Source: Autoweek]

  • T. Roll

    Let’s just hope it’s not as overpriced as their current small SUV.

  • Stillwaiting

    Unfortunately you have already figured out their approach.  Bet they don’t offer a diesel either.

  • That future is looking bright for Volkswagen with its new MQB architecture!