Just looking at the current landscape of the automotive industry, it doesn’t take long to see that crossovers and SUVs are hot-ticket items once again, but equally obvious is just how far Volkswagen is behind its competitors when it comes to this lucrative vehicle segment. We already know that the Tiguan and Touareg are going to be redesigned soon, and a new U.S.-built, three-row crossover is also in the cards, but the German automaker could be looking to bolster its SUV/CUV lineup even further.

According to a report from CarAdvice, VW is considering adding two new crossovers, with the most obvious being a subcompact CUV to compete against the likes of the 2016 Mazda CX-3, 2015 Jeep Renegade and 2016 Honda HR-V. Slotting in between the compact Tiguan (which is expected to grow for its next generation) and the A-segment Taigun, there aren’t many details about this new subcompact VW crossover, but it could be based on the 2014 Volkswagen T-Roc Concept that was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

While this subcompact crossover would definitely be aimed at volume sales, VW is also said to be considering a production version of the Cross Coupe (shown above), which could put styling and sportiness above function (similar to the BMW X6). Since 2012, VW has revealed four different variations of the Cross Coupe, suggesting that this is a likely candidate for production.

VW will complement its traditional crossover lineup with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack and Passat Alltrak, which are high-riding, all-wheel-drive versions of the Golf and Passat wagons.

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Why it matters

With an overhaul of its existing crossovers and potentially three CUVs on the way, Volkswagen is poised to become a major player in one of the most popular vehicle segments.

2015 Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

2015 Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Source: CarAdvice

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