In terms of styling, we need only look to the Allroad Shooting Brake concept presented at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. It is essentially the new TT with a raised ride height and a shooting brake-style rear hatch. The interior, meanwhile, was presented during Audi’s tech preview at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which also took place this month.
Audi Allroad Shooting Brake ConceptEnlarge Photo
Powering the new TT should continue to be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the base model, this time delivering around 220 horsepower. A mid-level TTS should also be included, with this model likely to adopt the 296-horsepower turbo four featured in the upcoming 2015 S3.
Most interesting for performance fans is a possible return of the TT RS, which was discontinued from the current TT range for 2014. With up to 380 horsepower in its new form, the new TT RS could provide the most fun short of the R8 within the four-ringed brand.
2015 Audi TT cabin previewed at CESEnlarge Photo
The current range of transmissions is also likely to carry forward, though perhaps with refinements to electronic controls and software in dual-clutch units.
The interior features a typically clean, conservative design from Audi that updates the TT's look to better blend in with its more recently updated four-ringed counterparts. One thing you’ll notice is the absence of a central display. Audi calls this design the "virtual cockpit," where most information is presented through a 12.3-inch display located behind the steering wheel.
Sales of the new TT should start near the end of the year, making it a 2015 model.