A fresh report out of the United Kingdom suggests the next-generation version of the Volkswagen Tiguan will adopt a coupé-like profile.

According to Auto Express, VW’s reported plan to hand the third-generation Tiguan – which is expected to arrive in 2022 – swoopier styling is a bid to set it apart from the German firm’s upcoming range of all-electric, ID-badged SUVs.

The report (which is accompanied by a handful of speculative renders) said Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff would be afforded the chance to take a more “radical approach” to designing the exterior of the next Tiguan.

Interestingly, though, Auto Express sources claimed the next-gen Tiguan’s luggage capacity would remain largely unchanged despite the sloping roofline. The publication furthermore pointed out the extended Allspace variant would continue to be offered for those seeking added practicality.

The report added the third-gen Tiguan would be underpinned by an evolution of the VW Group’s ubiquitous MQB architecture, complete with 48 V technology and powertrain options from the upcoming Golf 8.