2015 AUDI TT TEASED
UPDATE March 1: A full shot of the new TT's rear quarter has surfaced online.
UPDATE Feb 28: Audi has released a new video clip teasing the upcoming next-gen TT.
A revealing new image of Audi's upcoming 2015 TT coupe has surfaced online, appearing today in the European press.
The image offers the first full look at the new TT's profile, although many of the finer details remain obscured for now.
As expected, the new TT will evolve the look of the outgoing model, which has quickly become an icon in the Audi line-up.
The video shows artists developing the look of the new model, before moving into closely cropped shots of the coupe's details.
As for the earlier sketches, we're given a look at what is clearly an evolution of the TT’s now iconic look, while debuting a sharpened style inspired by the recent Sport Quattro concept.
Audi’s six-point grille design again dominates the front end, flanked by deep-set headlights and broad lower intakes.
The rear is a more familiar affair, with a long sloping roof ending in a short rear deck above standard Audi tail-lights at each corner.
And while not visible here, the new TT’s cabin has also been revealed, thanks to an official appearance at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The interior will introduce a more cockpit-inspired design, with a driver-focused layout and turbine-styled vents across the dash.
The new TT will also get a fully digital instrument cluster, featuring classic drive-focused details and an infotainment panel with navigation and media features.
Also shown at CES was a second screen panel, not featured in the TT cabin but displayed on a standalone centre-console, allowing a similar level of control for the car's passenger.
On the performance front, the new TT's engines are expected to include the Volkswagen Group's EA888 engine, with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged mill producing around 165kW.
Reports suggest the five-cylinder turbo in the current TT RS may again appear, but with output boosted to a mighty 285kW.
Audi is reportedly positioning the 2014 TT as a Porsche Boxster competitor, and with a front-engined layout the TT will need as much of a weight advantage as it can get to take the challenge to the mid-engined Boxster.
The new model will debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show.