Audi TT is being regenerated and for that the brand is digging into its family gene. The same thing is being done for the cope and the convertible. A TT Sportback idea is being revealed in the Paris Auto Show this year and a four door TT big brother is landing here.
Actually the same thing has worked for the A5 and A7 so why not for the TT? According to the Audi top man for technology Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg they are combining the two concepts to generate a new member for forming a powerful TT clan. In the meanwhile engineers are frantically working to find a new genome at the Ingolstadt.
If it is not revolutionary the TT Sportback is extending at least the design lingo of the TT into unexplored area. Some of the story is being revealed by the increased measurements for the new car by 29cm in length, 6cm in width and 12 cm in the wheelbase, compared to the standard TT. The sport is also lower by 3cms. Highlights involve air inlets that are pronounced and the inserts are honeycombed. Flat C-pillars ending at rear shoulders of the car and laser headlights are the features mirroring the A7 Sportback Audi. The single piece rear light is the reflection of the R18 endurance racer graphics and the Sportback rolls on 21 inch alloy wheels which hints at exciting riding quality.
The 1.2” TFT screen is endlessly configurable which features in the Virtual Cockpit introduced in the TT and it is powered by powerful microprocessors and the air-conditioning system is also ingeniously re-imagined. An extra pair of seats has been added naturally for the Sportback and also a centre console that occupies the interiors full span. The TT’s look is further enhanced by the aluminum accented dash and seam work which is handcrafted.