Four years ago at Paris Auto Show, Audi TT Sportback Concept was unveiled and idea about the four-door version has been churning around for quite some time. Unfortunately, the plan never came to fruition for several reasons. The reason behind the decision was the fact that customer demand was poor, but the major reason was the diesel emission scandal that engulfed the company. It meant that costs saving steps were needed and thus, many projects across different brands were terminated. Now, that the company has successfully weathered the controversy and looking into the future, they are looking to bring life back to old projects.
One such project is the Audi TT which was a practical vehicle. AutoExpress report that it will arrive within next two years. The publication reports that it will be direct replacement to the two-door model. This year will also mark its 20th anniversary. Green light given to Audi TT is because of the dwindling sales of sports car and small coupes. Initially, Audi TT Sportback Concept was envisioned as four-door version of TT, but it is not the case anymore. Audi has shelved coupe and convertible versions and only TT as four-door coupe will be offered.
Sale figure of Audi TT shows that it is nose diving at a rapid pace. Only 2,294 units were sold in United States last year whereas European sale totaled to just 16,281. Decade earlier, 4,355 units were sold in US and 38,335 units were sold in Europe. Publication also reported that overall proportion of will resemble close to that of the TT Concept. New Audi TT is expected to ride on updated MQB platform that also underpins the current TT. Information about engine options remains a mystery assortment of petrol engine will be made available that might feature a 48 volt mild-hybrid system. Plug-in hybrid options might be added later on.