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Audi TT crossover variant pretty much imminent – report

September 15, 2014

Earlier this year Audi revealed a unique TT crossover concept at the Beijing motor show. We now hear a production version could very well be on the way.

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Speaking out at the international press launch of the new Audi TT, Audi’s development boss Ulrich Hackenberg revealed a new body style for the TT is currently under development.

In an Automotive News report he said the TT crossover concept “provides an insight into how we might envisage a new model in a future TT family”.

More and more buyers are opting for jumped-up vehicles, such as crossovers and SUVs. It’s understood a crossover version will help bolster TT sales overall and at the same time cater for the growing market demands.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed we can expect a lot of inspiration to be drawn from the TT crossover concept (pictured). It featured a swooping four-door coupe layout with a slightly raised up body, wearing the third-gen TT face.

The concept also showcased a two-tone body with grey plastic cladding around the wheel arches and the lower sections of the front and rear to give it a tough off-road look.

Under the bonnet was a new 2.0-litre TFSI turbo hybrid system producing 215W and 380Nm, with a combined output of 300kW and 650Nm. It could manage 0-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds. It’s unknown if the hybrid system will be used for any such production version.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.