The image confirms the next TT’s fluid silhouette is inspired by the first-gen model introduced in 1998. It gains a sharper front fascia characterized by angular headlights and a chiseled hexagonal radiator grille, two styling cues that will define Audi’s next design language. The company’s trademarked four-ring emblem has been moved from the grille to the hood.
LED headlights will be available at an extra cost, and buyers in Europe will be able to order the TT with Audi’s Matrix beam technology. All models will be equipped with LED tail lamps.
Earlier spy shots confirm the new TT will adopt a back-to-the-basics cockpit with an increased focus on driving pleasure. It will eschew a traditional center stack in favor of a simpler setup with just a few knobs and buttons for the HVAC controls, and the current TT’s static LCD screen will be replaced by a retractable unit to create a clean, uncluttered look.
The TT will be offered with a host of high-tech options including the latest generation of Audi’s infotainment system, a heads-up display and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Look for the 2015 TT to come standard with a 220-horsepower version of Audi’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The more expensive TTS will use a 300-horsepower four-banger while the range-topping TT-RS will be powered by a 380-horsepower five-cylinder mill. Both front- and all-wheel drive will be offered, and buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a dual-clutch DSG unit.
The 2015 Audi TT will go on sale in Europe and the United States next fall. A convertible version will likely be presented later this year at the Paris Motor Show and land in showrooms in early 2015.