This year, Audi is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the TT coupe, a virtual car that is now indispensable in the area. On this occasion, the third generation of TT makes a nod in the first design, which strengthens the image of this model, whose future could take an unexpected turn.
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Audi TT Sportback: The Inspirational
Indeed, according to our fellow website in English autoexpress.co.uk, the fourth generation of the 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 ratified by the brand management.
In the end, the fourth generation TT will be about 30 cm longer, including 12 cm in the wheelbase. And so that the proportions remain pleasant to the eye, they will be wider by 6 cm.
This silhouette is not surprising in itself, remember the study of the Audi TT Sportback style that was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2014. Moreover, abandoning the clean and simple coupe and roadster of the car, both from September 1998 and in August 1999 respectively.
What about the SUV TT?
According to the brand, this new strategy will be justified by the decline in demand. But let us not forget his consequences dieselgate Which will reduce the number of projects that are in progress to keep only the most profitable … so the SUV. In addition, Audi also planned to reduce the TT in the form of a SUV, as evidenced by Audi's prototype offroad prototype, which was presented at the Beijing Motor Show in 2014. It is on track to get the milestone of industrialization. If she called Audi Q4 or again Audi Q3 Sportback ; Patience …
The traditional coupe wins a couple of doors
To return to the coupe and roadster, this segment of the market is no longer selling. Indeed, today, the models that still exist are the subject of a correlation between manufacturers.
The new BMW Z4 shares its technical bases with the future Toyota Supra and the Mazda MX-5 it has structural binoculars Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth 124 Spider. To compensate for the low volume of sales, the only viable solution is the distribution of development and industrialization costs.
In the case of the Audi TT, it is difficult to imagine its deviation from another Volkswagen brand … and even less an association outside the group.
The times have changed and today is the four-door coupe that is recognized. The second generation Mercedes CLA will soon be on the market, it will have a new one BMW 2 Series Coupe and, of course, the future Audi TT 4.