Audi contemplates the TT Offroad

Audi contemplates the TT Offroad

German luxury car manufacturer Audi is contemplating a TT four-door. In 2014 the company showed us three different possibilities: in Beijing it was the yellow Offroad, in Paris the hot red Sportback, and in Detroit the stylish blue Allroad.

After mulling over the three possibilities, it appears that the only serious contender to go into production is the TT Offroad, even though it is similar to the design of the Q3. With the Offroad we can look forward to made-to-measure sheet metal, first-class ergonomics and Audi's trademark virtual cockpit gadgets and eyeball vents. The company may also be thinking about a hybrid powertrain for this model, which would combine a 2.0-litre engine delivering 290hp with two electric motors.

A dilemma for Audi would be the name of such a vehicle. The moniker Q4 is already owned by Alpha Romeo, making it likely that the new car would be called the TTQ. Explaining the logic behind the name, a spokesman for Audi said: "We have no choice but to make a virtue out of necessity. By taking the TTQ route, we avoid the confrontation with Fiat, we don't overcrowd the Q corral, and we add a fresh twist to the TT theme." No matter what TT variant the company builds, it will be assembled using the MQB platform. This platform is so flexible that measurements such as wheelbase, length and wheel sizes can be varied depending upon the vehicle.