After showing the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept in Detroit and the production 2016 Audi TT sports car in Geneva, Audi has now showed yet another variant of the Audi TT—called the TT Offroad Concept—in Beijing. This compact crossover-like concept looks much like a tall, four-door version of the TT and is said to preview a possible variant in a new series of Audi models that Audi board member called a “future TT family” at the Offroad concept’s Beijing introduction.
This new family of vehicles would all be based off the new modular MQB platform that underpins the standard 2016 Audi TT and TTS sports coupe models. In addition to these models, we would expect this “TT family” to grow to include a possible Allroad model like the Shooting Brake concept, a track-oriented model like the TT Quattro Sport concept, and as a TT crossover model like this concept that may receive some sort of “Q” badging to fit in with the rest of Audi’s SUV lineup.
The Audi TT Offroad concept displays the same face as its concept and production TT siblings, with a prominent trapezoidal front grille flanked by angular, LED-accented headlights. A strong character line moves along the side toward the rounded hatch that’s a dead ringer for both the TT and the Allroad Shooting Brake’s rear ends. That theme continues inside, as the TT Offroad uses the same new Audi interior layout with a large integrated infotainment screen in front of the driver instead of a traditional instrument cluster and a separate center-mounted display screen.
Like the Allroad Shooting Brake concept, the Audi TT Offroad concept is a plug-in hybrid using a version of Audi’s e-tron electric drive system. The combination of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and two electric motors makes for a total system power of 408 hp, and one of the two electric motors powers the rear wheels, making for through-the-road all-wheel drive. Audi says that this combination results in the U.S. equivalent of 123 mpg, and the car can run on electric-only power for approximately 31 miles when the battery pack is fully charged. The car features inductive charging, meaning drivers don't have to plug in a cord to juice-up the battery if they have a charging pad in their garage.
Look for more news about this Audi TT-based crossover model as we hear more about the possible expansion of the Audi TT family in the future.