Britain's Autocar reports that the German automotive giant is planning to present a small crossover model that will be influenced by the 2014 T-Roc concept.
Riding on the company's MQB platform, the production version of the T-Roc is expected to have similar dimensions to the Golf hatch, which features a wheelbase of 2640mm - 41mm shorter than the new mid-sized Tiguan.
While the British publication's report claims the new SUV will be based on the Golf, it's also possible it could be the SUV companion to the smaller Polo hatch and share the majority of its components with the soon-to-be launched Audi Q2.
Above: 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift interior
While the outside is said to be inspired by the concept car, the interior is expected to borrow heavily from the recently-revealed Golf '7.5' facelift, including the availability of the 12.3-inch Active Info display and new 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control.
Under the bonnet will likely be a selection of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, including a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol and the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder 'Evo' unit from the updated Golf.
Autocar also claims a 2.0-litre turbo petrol will form the basis of a T-Roc GTI variant, though it could also be dubbed 'R-Line' considering the GTI-powered Tiguan uses that name.
Front- and all-wheel drivetrains should be offered, along with the option of a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for an update.