Audi has been hard at work aiming to stretch the TT lineup and produce a sub-brand from it to assist increase sales without increasing costs too much. In this effort, the German car manufacturer has actually revealed a couple of TT-based concepts in recent years, consisting of the 2014 TT Allroad, the 2014 TT Sportback, and the 2014 TT Offroad. For one factor or another, the very first two models were ditched, however inning accordance with a report from CAR Magazine, the TT Offroad has gotten the thumbs-up for production under the TTQ name.
2018 Audi TTQ Design
As a lover of the TT on the whole, I found 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 seems like a dish for a catastrophe. Nevertheless, in this copycat world of four wheels, if one German company does it, they all do it. Considering that we currently have the X4, and soon we’ll have the GLC Coupe, it’s just good sense 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 start with. There will likely be a few changes, however. To begin with on the list will be the removal of the thin-backed sports seats, as SUV drivers are looking for more convenience than these can likely provide. In addition, try to find the confined 2 +2 seating to be changed by a more traditional five-person seating arrangement.
I anticipate to see the 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, the TT’s circular vents, as well as the flat-bottom wheel (on efficiency models) carry over from the concept into production. If Audi chooses to produce an RS TTQ, look for those thin-backed sports seats to make a resurgence. Essentially, picture the TT’s cabin, just a little larger, with additional seating and more comfy thrones.
2018 Audi TTQ Engine
I expect 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 horse power 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 United States, nevertheless, you can forget about that 2.0-liter TDI engine. In Europe, the 2018 Audi TTQ might come basic with front-wheel drive, but on this side of the pond I expect to see it used solely with quattro all-wheel drive.
2018 Audi TTQ Release Date and Price
Pricing isn’t really known yet, however with the BMW X4 as one of its primary competitors, try to find the TTQ to start somewhat under the Bimmer’s $44,700 base rate. If it undoubtedly makes it to production, try to find the TTQ to arrive at some point in 2017.