Audi has been hard at work trying to extend the TT lineup and produce a sub-brand from it to help improve sales without increasing expenses excessive. In this effort, the German car manufacturer has actually exposed a few TT-based concepts recently, consisting of the 2014 TT Allroad, the 2014 TT Sportback, and the 2014 TT Offroad. For one factor or another, the first two models were scrapped, however according to a report from CAR Magazine, the TT Offroad has received the thumbs-up for production under the TTQ name.
2018 Audi TTQ Design
As a lover of the TT on the whole, I discovered the TT Offroad a little obscene. To take the streamlined styling of an icon like the Tourist Trophy and slap a set of big wheels and a jacked-up suspension on it simply appears like a dish for a disaster. Nevertheless, in this copycat world of four wheels, if one German company does it, they all do it. Since we already have the X4, and quickly we’ll have the GLC Coupe, it’s just sound judgment that the 2018 Audi TTQ will be the next one to present.
The interior will likely not be too far off from that of the TT Offroad Concept, as it was not too futuristic to begin with. There will likely be a couple of changes, nevertheless. First up on the list will be the removal of the thin-backed sports seats, as SUV motorists are looking for more comfort than these can likely supply. Additionally, search for the cramped 2 +2 seating to be replaced by a more conventional five-person seating plan.
I expect to see the 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, the TT’s circular vents, and even the flat-bottom steering wheel (on performance models) carry over from the principle into production. If Audi chooses to create an RS TTQ, look for those thin-backed sports seats to make a comeback. Basically, envision the TT’s cabin, only slightly bigger, with extra seating and more comfy thrones.
2018 Audi TTQ Engine
I anticipate to see a drivetrain that mimics the TT. For those of you in Europe, the 2015 TT lineup consists of a 2.0-liter TDI engine with 184 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, a 2.0-liter TFSI with 230 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, and a high-output 2.0-liter TFSI with 310 horses and 273 pound-feet of twist. In the U.S., nevertheless, you can forget that 2.0-liter TDI engine. In Europe, the 2018 Audi TTQ may come basic with front-wheel drive, however on this side of the pond I anticipate to see it provided specifically with quattro all-wheel drive.
2018 Audi TTQ Release Date and Price
Rates isn’t really understood yet, but with the BMW X4 as one of its main rivals, look for the TTQ to start a little under the Bimmer’s $44,700 base cost. If it certainly makes it to production, try to find the TTQ to show up at some point in 2017.