Volkswagen has released the first teaser image of the 2016 Tiguan.

Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the redesigned crossover will have an evolutionary design that follows in the footsteps of the facelifted Touareg.  The teaser image doesn't reveal anything but previous spy photos have shown the model will have a slender grille, a gently sloping roof and stylish dual exhaust system.  The crossover will also have door-mounted mirrors, roof rails and a more rakish tailgate.

Volkswagen is keeping specifications under wraps but the redesigned Tiguan will ride on the MQB platform and be about 2.2-inches longer than its predecessor.  There should also be seven-seat variant that is approximately 7.9 longer than the standard model.

Engine options remain shrouded in secrecy but the crossover is expected to feature an assortment of familiar four-cylinder petrol and diesel units borrowed from the Golf.