TT-based crossover is now firmly in Audi’s sights.
If it wasn’t already obvious, the reveal of the Audi TT Offroad Concept at the Beijing Motor Show demonstrates the German carmaker’s intent to build a TT-based crossover. In Detroit, Audi unveiled the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept and followed that up with the all-new TT in Geneva. The two crossover concepts are strikingly similar and even share the same powerplant – a hi-po variant of Audi’s E-Tron plug-in-hybrid drivetrain with a total output of 408 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.
Combining a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot with two electric motors, the TT Offroad is good for a 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds and a top speed electronically-limited to 155 mph. It can run up to 31 miles and manage a top speed of 80 mph when running solely on electric power, can go up to 546 miles in hybrid mode and boasts an impressive 123.8 mpg. In terms of styling, the TT-based crossover concept is more aggressive with 21-inch alloys, slimmer headlights, and dimensions similar to the Q3 although it sits 8 cm lower to the tarmac. A restyled rear bumper is the only difference between the two concepts’ rear ends.
The TT Offroad’s cabin sports four Stone Gray leather seats with yellow contrast stitching, Alcantara headliner and trim, and a 1:8 scale RC car can be found in the trunk housed in a custom box that has space for tools and a battery.