The 2015 Audi Q7 has made a comeback in another set of spy photographs, this time showing slightly more details.

The 2015 Audi Q7 has made a comeback in another set of spy photographs, this time showing slightly more details.

Audi isn't willing to shed some camo off their Q7 prototypes but at least in these latest pics we get a better view at those headlights featuring Y-shaped LED daytime running lights. More importantly, we notice the bigger fenders and what appears to be a slightly shortened front overhang. The prototype spotted here has a dual exhaust setup but previous spy shots showed a quad exhaust arrangement, possibly for a more potent variant sitting on top of the range.

While the exterior appearance won't change that much compared to the outgoing model, some skin deep changes are planned as the Q7 is bound to ride on the MLB Evo platform and is expected to lose as much as 363 kg (800 lbs), exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks to what will end up being a considerably lower weight, Audi will be courageous enough to install a small four-cylinder engine, possibly a 2.0 TDI.

Interestingly, there are some rumors about an electric turbocharged engine with power coming likely from the RS5 TDI concept. Audi technology communications manager Oliver Strohbach has already confirmed an e-tron variant will also be launched with a 3.0 TDI V6 working with an electric motor to provide a rumored combined output of 373 PS (275 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). This frugal derivative is set to return an impressive 58.8 mpg US (70.6 mpg UK or 4 liters / 100 km) and will be able to travel on electric power for 31 miles (50 km). In addition, we remind you Audi's boss Rupert Stadler recently referred to the Q7 e-tron as having a longer wheelbase.

Look for a possible debut in October at the Paris Motor Show, with sales to kick off by the end of the year or early 2015.

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