After spy photos of what was believed to be the next-gen Tiguan surfaced on the web, Volkswagen has just confirmed that the second-generation Tiguan will indeed be arriving at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Billed by the company as a 2016 model, the compact crossover will have an evolutionary design that will conform with Volkswagen's current design direction.

The teaser photo doesn't show much, but the previously reported spy photos show a sharper exterior design and bears a resemblance to the Cross Coupe GTE concept that was revealed during the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

Spied 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan

It will still be underpinned by the MQB platform which the company also uses for the Golf and other Audi nameplates like the TT, A3 and Q3.

In addition, a 7-seater variant of the new Tiguan will also be available by 2017. It will be manufactured at Volkswagen de Mexico's Puebla plant and will only be sold in North and South America along with other key markets excluding Europe and China.

Engines and transmissions for the next-gen crossover have not yet been confirmed.