Although the styling of the Audi TT hasn't changed dramatically over its two generations of existence, AutoCar thinks that the next version will be more like the original car rather than a further evolution of the sporty compact. According to the report, the next TT will "recapture some of the distinctiveness and impact" that the car exhibited when it debuted back in 1998. What does this mean exactly? Think small, light and fast.

In addition to keeping current design elements like the flared fenders, short overhangs and aerofoil-like roofline, AutoCar expects the new TT to use Audi design cues found on other recent models like the angular headlights and six-sided grille. All-wheel drive will continue to be available, as will the TT RS, and a wider track is rumored for better stability. The TT will still ride on a lightweight platform shared with the Volkswagen Golf (in this case the MkVII), and the report says that the new coupe will hit the scene in 2014 with the topless TT Roadster following about a year later.


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      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Return to its roots"? its only in its second generation though Roots meaning Bauhaus design? Affordable? It could mean, were are out of ideas and dont know which direction to go. Also, it could mean its hard to incorporate some of the existing corporate design language into the TTs language.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about a mid-engined TT based on the Cayman platform or the new Porsche compact sports car. It would mean a price jump, but could still slot under the Cayman. TT is a low volume car anyways so why not make it a true sports car?
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is a first gen TT sitting on the used car lot down on the corner from me for $2500,it's been sitting there for about 3 months now.But im thinking it's gonna cost that much in repairs make it run proper.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought the newer model was praised as a massive improvement over the first generation car.
      sinistro79
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Audi TT is the ultimate poseur car. It's a VW Golf in drag that tries to run with the likes of BMW and Mercedes...but can't.
        Banf_1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        Yes...because you've seen a TT-RS on the road, and or test drove one.
          sinistro79
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Banf_1
          The TT rides on a fwd platform designed with the VW Gold in mind. All proper sports cars use rwd. The Audi is not a proper sports car, it's a poseur car...even in AWD configuration. And, yes, I have driven one. Pure garbage.
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sinistro79
        Worse, it's a Skoda Octavia :-) First generation had the same chassis, same engines, same transmissions as the Skoda Octavia, it was just stiffer, hence, less comfortable without actually being sporty
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its a VW Beetle Turbo with less space and double the price.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know that this probably isn't going to happen, but wouldn't it be nice if Audi replaced the TT with a new Quattro? $40 k, turbo inline 5 with 300 hp, front and rear LSDs, full time Quattro AWD, choice of 6MT or 7 DSG? Perfect STi/Evo competitor, and a fun novelty car which will bring Audi back to its rallying roots?
        americanjunglist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Indeed. That would make a great replacement for the A3 and be a competent competitor to the relatively unchallenged (by Audi) BMW 135.
        KAG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        You read my mine, we need another Ur quattro
        AnalogJesse
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I would buy that car yesterday.
        robespierex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Sounds great, but there's no platform for this car. The future of Audi lies in collaboration with Porsche - to deal with their most fundamental problem - weight distribution.
      speterjr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Audi's design language has fallen off lately. If they "return to their roots" with the TT, it should escape this fate.
      Dane Grant
      • 2 Years Ago
      and not a $60k Volkswagen Golf? There I said it.... now thumbs down.... Love the car but the price tag is stupid....
        k.naz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dane Grant
        In some countries you pay €60k for the TT.
      Frederico Santos
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with Kay. Besides, the only way they could turn the tt model into a mainstream good looking car would be by changing it to look more like the quattro concept. The tt model is overpassed and the audi model i aprecciate less.
        americanjunglist
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Frederico Santos
        Indeed. Audi canned the quattro product as they claimed it would be too expensive to produce, but I feel that people were much more excited about the design and the I5 powerplant than this Audi-ultra lightweight business. I wonder how many Audistas would have a problem with a new, relatively affordable, quattro coupe replacing the TT? If you put the quattro concept's body on a revised TT-RS's chassis, I couldn't be happier!
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