This year, Audi celebrates the 20th anniversary of its TT coupe, which is now in need. On this occasion, TT's third generation nods to the first proposal that strengthens the image of this model, the future of which could have an unexpected turnaround.
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Audi TT Sportback: inspirer
In fact, according to our English site autoexpress.co.uk, the fourth generation Audi TT – expected in 2022 – should only be offered in the form of a four-door coupe. The style of this future Audi TT "berlinisé" has just been verified by the brand leadership.
Finally, the fourth generation TT will be 30 cm longer, including 12 cm at the frame. And so the proportions remain comfortable for the eye, it will be 6 cm wide.
This silhouette is not surprising in itself, not forgetting the study of the style of the Audi TT Sportback concept revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. What's more is the abandonment of the clean and simple coupe and roadster car body which are listed in the catalog since September 1998 , respectively. in August 1999.
What about the TT SUV?
According to the brand, this new strategy would be justified by a decline in demand. But let's not forget the consequences dieselgate Which will reduce the number of projects in development to keep only the most profitable … SUVs. Audi also plans to reject the TT in the form of a SUV, as evidenced by the Audi offroad prototype concept that was unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in 2014. It remains on track to go beyond the industrialization milestone, Audi Q4 or again Audi Q3 Sportback ? Patience …
The traditional coupe wins a couple of doors
To return to the coupe and roadster, this market segment is no longer sold. In fact, today's models that remain are the subject of pooling between manufacturers.
The new BMW Z4 shares its technical background with future Toyota Supra and Mazda MX-5 has for a structural telescope Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth 124 Spider. To compensate for low sales volumes, the only viable solution is to share the costs of development and industrialization.
In the case of the Audi TT, it is difficult to imagine its diversion under another Volkswagen Group brand … and even fewer associations outside the group.
Times have changed and today is a four-door coupe. The Mercedes CLA second generation will soon be on the market, it will be new in its feet BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and of course the future Audi TT 4.