Volkswagen revealed a teaser image for a new global crossover at its recent annual media conference, with the newcomer set to slot in below the Tiguan.

The Wolfsburg-based brand said that the new crossover would be offered in various global markets, but added that it would not be available in Europe, where the T-Roc sits below the Tiguan.

According to Automotive News Europe, Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess confirmed that the new crossover – expected to run on the MQB platform – would initially be built in China, before production expanded to the likes of Mexico, Russia and Argentina.

“In almost all regions we will almost double our SUV offerings by 2020,” Diess said.

VW brand sales boss Jürgen Stackmann, meanwhile, said the crossover started life as a regional concept.

“We call it internally Volks-SUV – the production car won't have that name – because it turned from a regional project into a global project," Stackmann said.