Audi has started 2014 with a bang, and next up on the agenda is the new, 3rd generation TT, due for reveal at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Audi has released a series of design sketches previewing the TT ahead of its 1st appearance.
Unfortunately we can’t see much as the design sketches always differ from the final product. What we can see is that the TT retains much of the Mk2’s shape; however the roof line looks to be slightly more like the Mk1’s iconic shape. The new TT will feature a relocated Audi logo, now on the bonnet rather than the grill, as per the Audi R8. The Audi Singleframe grill makes an appearance, with 2 V-pattern contour lines extending from the bonnet to the sides of the grill. The air inlets have now been divided by large struts, much like the Audi Sport quattro Concept.
The headlights mimic these struts, acting as reflectors for the daytime running lights. Optional on the TT will be Matrix LED headlamps. The strut design is mirrored in the taillights. Rear design of the new TT also implements a new diffuser, with all models bearing two large, round exhaust tailpipes, whilst the TTS will feature quad-tailpipes as do all Audi S models.
Interior styling evokes clean lines and sporty character, as can be seen by Audi’s new dash design previewed earlier this year. The new virtual cockpit eliminates clutter with almost all features being displayed ahead of the driver, including navigation and all MMI display information.
Whilst we eagerly await the Audi TT’s reveal, we can be sure it will retain the Audi philosophy of evolution rather than revolution. It is likely to feature the same engine line-up as the current TT; however it should receive the 221kW 2.0 TFSI found in the S3. Expect a TTS+ model to appear later on with over 250kW, whilst the eventual TT RS may sport over 300kW.