2015 Audi TT Design Sketches Released Ahead of 2014 Geneva Auto Show


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    2015 Audi TT. | February 20, 2014

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Just the Facts:
  • Official sketches of the 2015 Audi TT have been released ahead of the car's formal debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
  • Audi of America spokesman Joe Jacuzzi told Edmunds that the 2015 TT will arrive at dealerships sometime next year.
  • Pricing has not been announced.

GENEVA — Official sketches of the 2015 Audi TT have been released ahead of the car's formal debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

Audi of America spokesman Joe Jacuzzi told Edmunds that the 2015 TT will arrive at dealerships sometime next year.

Pricing has not been announced. Technical details will be released at the TT's March debut.

The sketches show a third-generation TT with an evolutionary design. The 2015 model will get edgier rectangular headlights, a less rounded, contoured hood and the signature Singleframe grille.

"Many details of the new coupe's profile are reminiscent of the first generation's classic design," said Audi in a statement on Thursday.

The 2015 TT will feature headlights with optional LED technology or the automaker's Matrix LED technology. The Matrix headlights throw brighter-than-average beams and block out light aimed at oncoming and preceding vehicles but continue to light up other zones.

Audi would have to get approval from federal safety regulators to offer the fancy headlights here due to a 1968 federal regulation that requires headlights to switch between two settings: high and low.

Audi said the cabin of the upcoming TT will feature "focused, minimalist styling."

The round air vents, a classic TT cue, will incorporate the air-conditioning controls. The so-called "virtual cockpit" goes high tech with a fully digital instrument cluster that puts all of the information in front of the driver.

The cabin also gets a new multifunction steering wheel with a flat-bottomed rim and S sport seats with side bolsters that can be adjusted pneumatically.

The redesigned cabin debuted in January at the 2014 International CES.

Audi TT competitors include the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster.

Edmunds says: Audi sticks with a classic formula in the redesign of the 2015 TT, something that should please longtime fans of the iconic car.

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