Although it remains to be fully confirmed, word on the street is that the production go-ahead has been given to the Audi TTQ, an offroad variant of the TT sports car. Acting as the third TT body style, the TTQ is tipped to be just one of an ever-expanding TT family.
It is believed that the Audi TTQ will be based heavily on last year’s TT Offroad Concept. As a result, it is easy to imagine how it will look. Compared to the TT coupe and roadster for example, it will feature larger wheels and tyres as well as slightly modified front and rear fascias. Despite these visual changes, the car will still be identifiable as a TT.
The TTQ name has apparently been selected as Alfa Romeo is the rights holder to the Q2 and Q4 badges meaning the new Audi crossover can’t feature a typical Q badge from Audi like the Q3, Q5, Q7 and upcoming Q1, Q8 and Q9.
When recently discussing the name selection, a senior manager from the firm said to Car Magazine, “We have no choice but to make a virtue out of necessity. By taking the TTQ route, we avoid the confrontation with Fiat, we don’t overcrowd the Q corral, and we add a fresh twist to the TT theme.”