Volkswagen and its joint-venture partner in China have released official images of the new Tiguan X, a coupé-style version of the popular crossover.

SAIC-Volkswagen will build the new model for the Chinese market. It’s not yet clear whether the Wolfsburg-based firm plans to offer a similarly swoopy version of the Tiguan in other countries.

While the front end of this R-Line-equipped Tiguan X looks pretty much unchanged from that of the crossover’s standard body style, the roofline slopes dramatically towards the rear end, which gains model-specific taillamps and exhaust trim.

According to reports out of China, the Tiguan X is actually based on the Allspace variant, complete with its longer (2 791 mm) wheelbase. The newcomer’s overall length is 4 764 mm (some 63 mm longer than the Allspace), while its width is 1 859 mm (around 20 mm up).

The Tiguan X is powered by VW’s familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine (offered in two states of tune: 139 kW and 164 kW), mated to either the front wheels or all four corners via a seven-speed DSG transmission.