Unlike earlier spy photos, which revealed prototypes wearing stretched and widened versions of the current Tiguan's body, this vehicle has been equipped with the new car's body work.
As with all of Volkswagen's mainstream products, the new Tiguan utilises the MQB component matrix for front- and all-wheel drive vehicles.
The new Tiguan is likely to debut later this year, probably at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The new car will likely measure around 4.7 metres from nose to tail, making it significantly larger than the current 4.4m long vehicle.
Equipped with seating for five people, the new car will have a significantly larger boot, with a capacity of around 500 litres.
Volkswagen has confirmed that it will produce a seven-seat version of the new Tiguan at its factory in Mexico from late 2016. Targeted at markets in America, particularly the USA, it's not known if this variant will be produced in right-hand drive.
A "coupe" version of the Tiguan is widely rumoured to follow on the heels of both the five- and seven-seat cars.