At launch, engine options are expected to include a 2.0-liter TFSI and a 2.0-liter TDI with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 hp).

Our spy photographers have managed to catch several new images of the 2012 Audi Q3.

Undergoing testing in Europe, the heavily camouflaged prototype features distinctive headlights, a prominent grille, and a sloping roofline that mimics the Cross Coupe Quattro Concept from the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show. Additional information is scarce, but the crossover is based on the Volkswagen Tiguan and has a specially tuned suspension for a sportier driving experience.

At launch, engine options are expected to include a 2.0-liter TFSI with 170 PS (125 kW / 168 hp) and 211 PS (155 kW / 208 hp) as well as a 2.0-liter TDI that cranks out 170 PS (125 kW / 168 hp). They will be mated to the usual transmission choices and C02 emissions are expected to range from 158 g/km to 184 g/km.

The Q3 will likely be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before going into production at the Seat factory in Martorell, Spain later this year.