The new video shows the Q3 in a darkened studio, with flashes of light cascading across the bodywork. Although it doesn't reveal the full outline, we can see several key details, including an evolved version of Audi's octagonal front grille and a Q8-inspired LED running light signature. More muscular bodywork can also be seen, but the video doesn't offer any shots of the SUV's rear end.
Also not shown is the interior design, with the only shot of the Q3's cabin displaying a colour-changing LED backlit badge. The new model moves the game on significantly from the six-year-old outgoing car, with the latest version of Audi's MMI infotainment system and the option of the brand's Virtual Cockpit.
The next Q3 has new underpinnings, a roomier interior and contemporary electric architecture supporting many of Audi’s latest driver assistant systems. The changes are so extensive that sources call it a "comprehensive re-engineering". It's part of a Volkswagen Group programme that's also resulted in the launch of the Skoda Kodiaq, Seat Ateca and the latest Volkswagen Tiguan.
The car has grown in order to distance itself from its cheaper, smaller sibling, the Q2. Nothing is official yet, but sources suggest its length extends to around 4450mm and its width beyond 1860mm — increases of 60mm and 30mm respectively.