The redesign got a mixed reaction, but Audi focused on making the TT a legit sports vehicle.
"In a few years", he said, "we will replace the TT with a new emotive model in the same price range".
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"We comb through our portfolio", said Schot.
While some critics dismissed the TT as a 'hairdressers vehicle, ' it was available with an assortment of engines producing between 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) to 247 hp (184 kW / 250 PS). "We focus maximum resources on our key projects". This focus includes "leaving things out", such as the TT.
The R8 is credited with boosting Audi's image, but that transformation stated eight years earlier when the company introduced the original TT. Power was up, too, and the car's footprint increased as well. And although Schot said that the TT would be replaced by one model, we could see a business case for both concepts to exist alongside each other. Given that the current TT is based on the MQB architecture, shared with cars like the Golf, Passat and so on, the EV could use the VW group's MEB architecture. T-Tron? TT e-tron Sportback Quattro allroad? In the same speech, Schot also said that the company's new "focusing" conversations have led Audi to ask if the R8 needs a successor with an internal-combustion engine, adding fuel to recent fires hinting that the R8's replacement will also go electric. The German company confirmed the shakeup in its affordable sports auto segment at the Audi General Meeting, as part of a widespread acceleration toward zero-emissions vehicles.