Second-generation model teased in new video ahead of reveal later this week

After months of perplexing silence on the subject, Audi has confirmed the new Q3 is due to be unveiled on July 25, European time.

In the lead up to the reveal event, the company has released a teaser video. Although most of the second-generation crossover is hidden in darkness, a roaming spotlight does reveal the design of the new car's headlamps and lighting graphics.

As we've seen in earlier spy photos, the new Q3's headlights will feature a teardrop element. They flank a new grille design that's surrounded by a thick matte silver frame, similar to the one used on the range-topping Q8.

Disguised prototypes have also revealed the next-generation Q3 will ditch the clamshell tailgate featured on the current model.

Under the skin, the Q3 finally migrates to the Volkswagen Group's ubiquitous MQB platform for front- and all-wheel drive cars. This should see the new car shed weight through the use of materials like high-strength steel.

A selection of turbocharged petrol and diesel motors will almost certainly provide motivation.

Inside the cabin, top-shelf variants of the new Q3 should be available with a fully digital instrumentation display, and the company's latest MMI infotainment system.