Making its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, the Audi TT Sportback concept blends the lines of a coupe with the practicality of an executive class car. The concept Audi TT adds 29 centimetres to the length of a ‘standard’ TT, allowing the concept to incorporate the rear doors. The new concept TT also features a 12 centimetre longer wheelbase.
This full four seat concept takes the Audi TT’s famous silhouette in a new direction, with Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg saying:
“With the TT, Audi created one of the automotive design icons of the last 20 years. In the years since, we have designed our sporty and elegant five door Audi A5 Sportback and Audi A7 Sportback. In our Audi TT Sportback concept show car, we are now fusing both concepts to form a new member of a potential TT family.”
You can see in the design of the concept that inspiration has come from the A5 and A7, whilst keeping Audi TT’s formal idiom with its wide wheel arches and front headlights. The concept TT exterior styling features a wider and flatter grille and bears the quattro badge.
The headlights feature a high beam spot in each headlight which illuminates the road by several hundred metres when the car reaches speeds of 37mph and above.
The headlights also have a camera that detects and shields other road users from the light projection, all this giving the driver a boost to visibility and safety.
Inside, the driver can switch to the 12.3‑inch display at many levels to view graphics. The system is operated via the multifunction steering wheel or the MMI terminal. The touchpad located on the round rotary push-button to enter characters.