Audi has been hard at work aiming to stretch the TT lineup and develop a sub-brand from it to help enhance sales without increasing costs too much. In this effort, the German car manufacturer has actually exposed a couple of TT-based ideas over the last few years, consisting of the 2014 TT Allroad, the 2014 TT Sportback, and the 2014 TT Offroad. For one factor or another, the first 2 models were ditched, however according to a report from CAR Magazine, the TT Offroad has gotten the thumbs-up for production under the TTQ name.
2018 Audi TTQ Design
As an enthusiast of the TT on the whole, I discovered the TT Offroad a little profane. To take the streamlined styling of an icon like the Tourist Trophy and slap a set of huge wheels and a jacked-up suspension on it just appears like a dish for a disaster. Nevertheless, in this copycat world of 4 wheels, if one German company does it, they all do it. Because we currently 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 roll out.
The interior will likely not be too away 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. To begin with on the list will be the removal of the thin-backed sports seats, as SUV chauffeurs are searching for more comfort than these can likely offer. Furthermore, search for the cramped 2 +2 seating to be replaced by a more conventional five-person seating plan.
I anticipate to see the 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, the TT’s circular vents, and even the flat-bottom steering wheel (on efficiency models) carry over from the concept into production. If Audi opts to create an RS TTQ, search for those thin-backed sports seats to make a resurgence. Generally, picture the TT’s cabin, only slightly larger, with additional seating and more comfortable thrones.
2018 Audi TTQ Engine
I anticipate to see a drivetrain that imitates 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 horse power 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., however, you can ignore that 2.0-liter TDI engine. In Europe, the 2018 Audi TTQ might come basic with front-wheel drive, however on this side of the pond I expect to see it offered solely with quattro all-wheel drive.
2018 Audi TTQ Release Date and Price
Pricing isn’t really understood yet, but with the BMW X4 as one of its primary rivals, try to find the TTQ to start somewhat under the Bimmer’s $44,700 base cost. If it undoubtedly makes it to production, try to find the TTQ to arrive sometime in 2017.