The Audi TT Sportback isn't happening after all
Remember the Audi TT Sportback concept from a few years ago, and that Audi said they might make it? Well, that's not happening anymore.
In a recent article by UK magazine Auto Express, Audi was apparently planning on ditching the TT coupe and convertible in favor of a sleek, four-door coupe for the next generation of the car. This annoyed me slightly as the TT is a fine sports car for how much you pay for it and it should never be considered as a family car.
Audi's head of communications Peter Oberndorfer, recently stated that a TT 4 door coupe isn't happening. He said that they had the idea of a TT family which would include the regular coupe and convertible, along with the 4 door coupe. This was four years ago at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
“So you have to concentrate more and more and think about what you can do and what you can afford. So we’re quite happy with one TT at the moment,” Oberndorfer said.
According to recent rumours, the next generation TT was to be based on an updated version of VAG's MQB platform, and would have been roughly the same size as the TT Sportback concept but with new styling.
I was somewhat skeptical when these rumours started popping up as it would be a pointless car for Audi to sell. The TT Sportback would have in-brand rivals from the A3 Saloon and even the larger A5 Sportback. The TT is one of the few two-seat coupes on sale today which is actually desirable, and Audi would have been daft to replace it with the TT Sportback.
What do you think?
As stated above, I wasn't entirely onboard with such a rumour, but I want to know what you think. Do you like the current TT line up as it is or would you rather have a TT Sportback instead? Let me know in the comments.