Audi has pulled the wraps from its anticipated TT Sportback this week, following the release of telling teaser sketches in September.
Strictly a ‘concept’ for now, it is clear from the TT Sportback’s production-ready lines that a showroom debut could be right around the corner.
As expected, the TT Sportback is largely identical to its two-door siblings at the front end, with the same broad new grille and sharp headlights featuring.
The profile is also loyal to the Coupe’s shape, with the addition of rear doors seeing the roofline raised and extended to better accommodate rear passengers.
The new concept’s rear boasts a unique new look however, replacing the Coupe’s rounded rump and large tail-lights with a sharpened drop-off and slender new lamps inspired by models in the wider Audi range.
A thin red reflective garnish runs between the new lights and behind the Audi badge, while a new bumper design houses a pair of long elliptical exhaust tips.
It’s a familiar story in the cabin however, with the Coupe’s dash and centre console crossing into the TT Sportback with only minor changes.
But unlike the ‘glorified parcel shelf’ that is the second row in the TT Coupe, the TT Sportback boasts a pair of individual and bolstered sports seats in the rear - each with a noteable boost in head and leg space.
That’s thanks largely to the 290mm longer body and 120mm longer wheelbase. The Sportback is also 60mm wider than its two-door siblings.
Interestingly, the Sportback’s overall height is 30mm shorter than the Coupe’s, although it is clear the new roofline is designed to deliver more headroom in the rear.
In concept form, the TT Sportback is powered by a 295kW and 450Nm 2.0 litre turbo four, matched to a seven-speed S tronic auto and quattro all-wheel-drive.
Audi promises a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds, and fuel consumption is listed at 7.0 l/100km.
Watch for news of the TT Sportback’s unconfirmed but unquestionable production debut to surface in the coming months.
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