Audi TT crossover variant pretty much imminent – report

Brett Davis

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.


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.

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