Audi said it "plans to enter a new market segment with the Audi Q2 model next year."
U.S. launch timing, pricing and technical specifications were not disclosed.
Audi previewed a small SUV crossover called the Crosslane Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, which hinted at the "design language of Audi's future Q models." The concept, a 2+2 seater plug-in hybrid, is aimed at "young, sporty customers."
"Audi will present the successor of the Audi Q5 next year," the company said in a statement.
No further details were disclosed.
Audi pledged its ongoing commitment to "alternative drive systems."
"In 2018, the first large-series battery-electric vehicle of the brand with the Four Rings will be launched, based on the Audi E-tron Quattro concept," Audi said. "By 2020, Audi will expand its model range to include 60 different automobiles."
The launch of the Q2 and Q5 are part of a $3.29 billion Audi spending plan.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers who don't want to wait until next year for these Audi SUVs have lots of good options in the meantime.