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Next-Gen Audi TT Could Rival BMW 3-Series, Audi A3

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Three years back, Audi had toyed around with a concept based on the TT, dubbed the TT Sportback. It was an impressive four-door variant of the TT, which retained its German coupe’s front and utilized a new rear end to fit the elongated wheelbase. This model was fit to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Unfortunately, the TT Sportback failed to acquire final approval and Audi went with the A3 sedan to take on the Mercedes-Benz CLA. However, this particular segment is said to be welcoming a new rival from BMW, possibly a MINI Sedan.

Maybe with these new rivals, Audi may get the push it needs to bring back the concept of a four-door TT. But, it looks like that will take a couple more years prior to becoming a reality.

According to Auto Evolution, the Audi TT Sportback Concept was based on the 2014 TT, which is not suitable for a 2017 or 2018 model year.

Despite the fact that the TT is not exactly outdated in terms of looks, releasing a new body style over an older design will not be a very good idea for the premium brand, which means that it would need to revamp the looks of the TT.

But, that may not happen as electric vehicles are the current hype and Audi is really keen on dominating the trend.

So, it seems plausible that the TT-based four-door model may be arriving along with the next-gen TT, and it could be an electric model. This would easily distinguish it from the other compact vehicles in the market as well as rival the BMW 3-Series and Audi A3.

The report also states that Audi is slated to use a variant of the MQB platform along with lots of aluminum in the hopes of reducing the weight of the vehicle after the battery unit is added.