This year, Audi celebrates the 20th anniversary of its TT coupe, an iconic car that must now be in the range. On this occasion, the third generation of TT made a nod in the first design, which strengthened the image of this model whose future could change unexpectedly.
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Audi TT Sportback: inspiration
Indeed, according to our fellow English site autoexpress.co.uk, the fourth generation Audi TT – expected by 2022 – must be offered only in the form of a four-door coupe. The future style of the Audi TT "berlinisé" has just been validated by brand management.
In the end, the fourth generation TT will be around 30 cm longer, including 12 cm in the wheelbase. And for the proportions to remain pleasing to the eye, the color will be 6 cm wider.
This silhouette is not surprising, considering the study of the Audi TT Sportback concept which was introduced at the Paris Motor Show, in 2014. More important is the abandonment of pure and simple car and roadster coupes, both of which were present in the catalog since September 1998 and August 1999.
What about the TT SUV?
According to the brand, this new strategy will be justified by a decrease in demand. But let us not forget the consequences of dieselgate Which will reduce the number of projects in development to remain only the most profitable … become SUVs. In addition, Audi also plans to reject the TT in the form of an SUV, as evidenced by the concept of the Audi offroad concept car, which was launched at the Beijing Motor Show, in 2014. It remains on track to cross the milestone of industrialization. If he is called Audi Q4 or again Audi Q3 Sportback ? Patience …
Traditional coup won a pair of doors
To return to coupes and roadsters, this market segment no longer sells. Indeed, today, the surviving model is all the subject of the association between producers.
The new BMW Z4 shares the technical foundation with the future of the Toyota Supra and Mazda MX-5 have for structural binoculars Fiat 124 Spider and Abarth 124 Spider. To offset the low sales volume, the only feasible solution is the distribution of development and industrialization costs.
In the case of the Audi TT, it is difficult to imagine its declination under other brands of the Volkswagen Group … and even fewer associations outside the group.
Time has changed and today is a recognized four-door coupe. The second generation Mercedes CLA will be on the market soon, will have new legs BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and, of course, the upcoming Audi TT 4.