New sporty SUV Coupe could look like the CrossBlue concept

The Volkswagen Tiguan could be getting a sporty coupe-style variant, according to a new report out of France.

L'Automobile Magazine claims the German brand is preparing a Tiguan Coupe for release sometime in 2019 – likely a Europe on-sale date, mind you – serving a similar role for the standard Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace as the BMW X4 plays to the X3.

According to the report, the new crossover will still have five doors, but will carry a much sportier look on the outside and some tweaks under the skin to give it a more dynamic drive.

The article adds the Tiguan Coupe will likely have a slightly different face to the standard Tiguan, and a reduced ride height – the 2015 CrossBlue Coupe concept (pictured) is mentioned as design inspiration for the new model.

Inside, it'll feature the same dashboard design and layout to the standard car, though we reckon the inevitable sloping roofline will likely reduce headroom for rear occupants.

However, there's no source or offical comment cited in L'Automobile's story, so the validity of these claims has to be called into question.

Regardless, we already know Volkswagen is planning a convertible version of the smaller T-Roc, and is planning a sportier version of the US-market Atlas, so a Tiguan Coupe isn't such a crazy idea anyway.

For now we'll have to wait and see. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.