In yet another one of its cheeky teasers, Audi Malaysia has just put up a sneak peek of its next-arriving model, the new Audi Q7. Not much has been unveiled at the moment, but the company is making it publicly known that the second-generation SUV will be up for a local debut sometime in November, and that you may already register your interest on its local website.

Revealed to the world last December (2014), the new seven-seat Q7 has shed some serious weight over its predecessor (325 kg less than before), to become one of the lightest vehicles in its class. In the exchange, the latest Q7 has shrunk very slightly, without sacrificing much in the way of interior spaciousness.

More recently, the new Q7 even managed to snag one of the Euro NCAP’s highest possible achievements in its safety tests, when it was awarded with the “Euro NCAP Advanced” award.

Several 3.0 litre V6 engine options ranging from a 218 hp/500 Nm TDI turbodiesel to a 333 hp/440 Nm TFSI turbo petrol are available for the car throughout Europe and the US, but it’s uncertain yet which of these may come to Malaysia. Currently, the original Q7 is on sale in Malaysia with a 272 hp/400 Nm 3.0 litre TFSI petrol engine, priced at RM538,900.

The up-tuned 2.0 TFSI four-pot could be an option for us too, with its power output rated for 252 hp and 370 Nm – nearly as much as the current Q7 we have. But, whether or not buyers would accept such a small engine in a huge car is still questionable.

There is also the matter of a Q7 e-tron plug-in diesel hybrid with a total system output of 373 hp and 700 Nm of torque, but we don’t think that one could be a feature for Malaysian shores any time soon.

Either way, all engine variants across the latest Q7’s range are mated to an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, which itself is equipped with coasting support and a new vaporisation system that enables the engine to run at extremely low revs, even below 1,000 rpm.

Inside, new Q7 features a completely revamped interior with new tech and design. The outgoing model’s instrument panel has of course been replaced by Audi’s new Virtual Cockpit – a large 12.3-inch 1,440×540 TFT display screen with graphics powered by Nvidia’s T30 processor. New materials are of course prominent throughout the cabin, but we’ll have to wait on Audi Malaysia to confirm just what we’ll be getting here.