The standard Tiguan model measures 4.40-metres long, but the new extended version is set to measure 4.95-metres and is said to go into production from February 2015, according to a report by German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport.
Volkswagen will build both variants on its new modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform that is also underpinning the next-generation Audi A3 and VW Golf.
The base model Tiguan will remain relatively unchanged is size, but is likely to get a slightly wider track.
The Cross-coupe design will focus more on styling and go after a younger audience, much like Ranger Rover have done with their Evoque model.
It's not clear yet whether the regular Tiguan will address the criticism of the current model's boot capacity, which is small for an SUV. An extended wheelbase Tiguan, however, could come with three rows of seats and be seen a cheaper alternative to the Touareg.
Photograph source: Auto Motor Und Sport