Volkswagen may bolster its product lineup with a mid-sized SUV positioned between the Tiguan and Touareg.
"It's a part of our vision for the future," Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning said.
Speaking before a luncheon crowd in Detroit last week, the VW exec said there's "a great opportunity for a midsize SUV." He said company brass is discussing the vehicle.
Browning said another SUV would enable VW to reach a broader spectrum of customers. He declined to offer specifics or discuss timing.
Volkswagen's two SUVs sold in the United States have a more than $20,000 gap in pricing, with the smaller Tiguan starting at $23,660 and the Touareg beginning at $44,245, including shipping.
The new model could be based on the VW Group's MQB platform, which debuts on the Audi A3 and the VW Golf and will be used for more than 40 of the company's models by 2017. The platform is said to reduce costs and speed development time.
Bloomberg contributed to this report.