Audi unveiled the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept last week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and for those who still don’t know, this concept car actually previews the next-generation TT sports car. Still, maybe many of you folks are wondering when they will see the new Audi TT, right?
According to Autocar, Audi will unveil the next-generation TT in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show before it goes on sale later this year. These words came from Ulrich Hackenberg during an interview at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
Hackenberg also said that the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept closely previews the look of the 2015 Audi TT Coupe but the surprise is that the concept also indicates that the TT range could be expanded with a crossover model.
Hackenberg also said that the trend for crossovers, shooting brakes and Allroad models and as a result, the company combined the TT with these concepts. So, there are some chances to see a more rugged TT, if the market wants it, of course!
It was in 1998 when Audi released the first-generation of the TT on the market. Back then, it offered a revolution in the design, particularly one that was formally coherent while being firmly geometrical. Not surprising then to know that this design language later became an icon that was bursting with appeal. The newest version to be released by Audi will be the third generation of this model.
Designers at the brand went back to a number of these ideas but also made sure that it will be placed in a new context that is diverse as it is dynamic. Dominating the front section of Audi’s latest offering are horizontal lines. The Singleframe grille meanwhile, when compared to the model before it, is flatter and broader. There is also a line that separates the grille into two different regions.
Beginning in the grille’s top corners, there is a sharp curve that goes across the vehicle’s hood forming that V-shape. It is on this grille that the four Audi rings have been placed, much like the high-performance R8 sports car. Meanwhile the air intakes come with struts that ensure a portion of the flow is directed to the sides away from the front.
One feature that gives the TT that determined appearance is the flat headlights. While the standard equipment includes xenon plus units, the brand is offering LED headlights as a possible option. Made available as well is the highly innovative Audi Matrix LED technology. This particular technology generates high beam by controlling the individual LEDs.
Both TT variants though will have that obvious contour resulting from the headlights having a separating strip. There are in turn illuminated by the vehicle’s guides. These Matrix LED headlights are composed of 12 LEDs. Further, the front end reveals yet another innovation from the brand. These are the dynamic turn signals that light up in sequence and in the direction the driver is steering towards.
In order to operate, the predictive cornering light utilizes navigation data in order to shift the light’s cone to curve even before the driver decides to turn the steering wheel. Going back to the R8 high-performance, the combined fuel consumption is between 15.79 and 18.97 mpg (14.9 to 12.4 per 1/100 km). Combined CO2 emissions meanwhile are from a low of 561.66 g/mile to a high of 465.10 g/mile (between 349 g/km to 289 g/km).