Audi TT Offroad Concept Will Enter Production Named "TTQ" In 2017

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For when Nissan Juke owners get a raise at work.

It’s almost as if this segment appeared overnight. Many didn’t know what to make of the Nissan Juke when it originally launched, but now the small crossover segment is massive. Automakers are all lining up for their share of CUV pie. And now Audi has just confirmed its TT Offroad concept will make production as a 2017 model. It already has a name: TTQ. But why not call it, say, the Q2? Because Fiat already owns that nameplate, along with Q4. Audi didn’t want to pick a fight with Fiat over the issue, so instead it’ll further capitalize on the TT brand.

The concept, unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, was actually a plug-in hybrid that combined a 2.0-liter turbocharged four banger with two electric motors, giving it a 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds. It also had the capability of traveling 31 miles on a single charge, but can go 546 miles in hybrid mode. However, we can’t confirm just yet whether that powertrain will make production. But wait a second here; won’t the TTQ and Q3 compete against one another? Somewhat, but Audi figures the relationship between them will be similar to that of the BMW X3 and X4. Those who want sportier styling will opt for the TTQ while those who value more space will take the Q3.

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