The Audi car manufacturer has been working towards stretching its TT SUV lineup. The German automaker presented the Audi TT offroad concept during the 2014 Beijing International Motor show. Apart from the off-road concept, the manufacturer has great attention for the TT Sport Back and TT Shooting Brake. Another member of the Audi’s TT family that is likely to feature in the market in the near future is the TT Quattro whose production will begin either at the end of this year or early next year. The 2017 Audi TTQ SUV concept is built on an excellent SUV platform with an elegant exterior and interior styling. The car is expected to act as a replacement for the current Audi Q3 and one would wonder why it adopts TTQ name instead of Q4. Anyway, that is well known to the manufacturer. Consumers should also expect powerful powertrains with enhanced performance.
2017 Audi TTQ SUV – Elegant and Visually Appealing Designs:
There is still few details on the exterior design for this car concept. However, there is reliable rumor information indicating that it will be reminiscent of the BMW X4 model, which will be its main competitor once it enters the auto world. The upcoming Audi TTQ is a funky-looking and swoopy crossover integrated with a low roofline. The stylish bonnet and LED headlights complement the elegant front end styling.
A new bumper and revised grille have also been installed to give the 2017 Audi TTQ SUV concept a more bold and sporty appearance. To enhance aerodynamic performance and improve its fuel economy, the exterior chassis will be made from a combination of lightweight aluminum and carbon materials. High strength steel will be added to this mixture to enable the car to acquire better stability. The rear end looks great with LED taillights and double exhaust tip system.
Inside the car, it will come with a cabin similar to that found on the current TT off-road model. However, the interior design appears more futuristic, comfortable and luxurious with updated infotainment and technological equipment. The 2017 Audi TTQ SUV adopts a new seating configuration capable of seating up to five adult passengers. The concept is going to carry over some of its predecessor features like the premium sound system, 12.3-inch infotainment display screen, flat-bottomed steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and smartphone integration, cruise control, premium safety belts, and airbags.
2017 Audi TTQ SUV – Engine and Performance:
There is still no official powertrain information that Audi is going to offer for their new 2017 Audi TTQ SUV. However, consumers are expecting the car to feature a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine. This is the same engine powering the current Audi TT off-road model and features a lithium battery and two electric motors. The battery capacity is rated at 12 kW while the two electric motors deliver 40 kW and 85 kW. The total power output for this petrol engine unit is estimated at 310 hp at 273 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Audi TTQ SUV Concept – Release Date and MSRP:
The 2017 Audi TTQ SUV will enter the market at the beginning of 2017. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be around $45,000 for the model with standard equipment.