The fastest-growing segment in car industry nowadays is definitely owned by crossovers. These models are one of the most attractive vehicles and number of units sold is growing a year by year. Every car maker tries to expand its offer and Audi is definitely is not an exception. As you probably know, Audi uses nameplates from Q1 to Q9 for its crossovers. However, it is known that Fiat’s Alfa Romeo owns Q2 and Q4 nameplates, so German manufacturer decided to offer something even more interesting. New model that was planned to be called Q4 got a really interesting name, which definitely indicates its sporty nature. It is called an Audi TT SUV.
Audi TT SUV details
The concept of Audi TT SUV was presented in last April, at the Beijing Motor Show. When you look at this crossover’s look, it is easy to conclude that it belongs to the TT’s family. It features familial TT look, with all recognizable features. There is well-known front end, which features recognizable narrow headlights, sharp chrome grille and F1-style front bumper. Silhouette is also pretty much the same, so this crossover could be considered as some kind of a TT with a higher ground clearance. When it is about ground clearance, although this is a very sporty-oriented crossover, TT SUV is only for about three inches lower, compared to its relative Q3. The cabin is also hugely inspired by classic TT models. The Audi TT SUV features pretty much the same dashboard set up, with all of recognizable elements, such as flat-bottomed steering wheel or huge 12.3-inch LCD display.
Audi TT SUV powertrain and performances
The concept car that was shown in Beijing featured a hybrid configuration, but production model will also feature some more conventional powertrains. When it is about Audi TT SUV concept that was shown in Beijing, it used a hybrid configuration which was consisted of 2.0 liter TSI engine and two electric motors. Total output is 402 horsepower, which is delivered to all wheels through Audi’s known Quattro system. This is enough for 0-60 sprint in around 5 seconds, while top speed should be over 150 mph. It is also worth to mention that all-electric range is around 30 miles, with top speed around 80 mph.
Audi TT SUV serial production
At this moment, Audi TT SUV is just a concept car. However, serial production is officially confirmed and we expect to see this model on the roads by the end of 2016.