2019 Audi TT Unveiled With More Powerful Engine And Refreshed Styling
While the updated TT will go on sale in the European market in Q4 2018, it is expected to launch in India by 2019
The refreshed Audi looks largely similar to its predecessor except for some mild updates. Up front, the prominent hexagonal grille has been updated and now sports mesh detailing instead of the horizontal slats in the pre-facelift model. It also features an updated front bumper with larger air dams.
The story remains same for the rear profile as well since the only visible change is the slightly tweaked rear bumper. However, the new TT will be available with an optional S line exterior package that amplifies its sporty character. It includes a full-length front splitter, vertical air inlets, a radiator grille in titanium black and side sills with inserts. At the back, a wider diffuser and vertical air inlets below the rear lights with three horizontal fins each have been added.
The new Audi TT rides on 17-inch alloys as standard while the optional sizes include 18-, 19- and even 20-inch wheels. Audi has also introduced three new colours for the TT: Cosmos Blue, Pulse Orange and Turbo Blue.
The cabin of the new TT also looks similar to its predecessor, however, the number of standard features on offer has gone up. It gets a 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, Audi Drive Select dynamic handling system, a rain and light sensor, heated exterior mirrors and Multifunction Steering Wheel Plus. Also standard are illuminated USB ports and Bluetooth for wireless pairing of devices.
Other features on offer include various driver assistance systems such as electronic stabilization control, lane change assist, lane departure warning system, traffic sign recognition, park assist and a rearview camera.
Audi will also offer a bunch of optional features with the new TT. The list includes front seats with pneumatically adjustable side bolsters; a sports display in the digital instrument cluster which provides information on the engine output currently in use, torque and g-forces; and matrix LED headlamps.
Under the hood, the updated TT will be offered with only one 2.0-litre petrol engine but in three different tunes. Where the 40 TFSI is rated at 197PS/320Nm, the 45 TFSI and 45 TFSI Quattro get the 245PS/400Nm tune. The Audi TTS, the sportiest TT, on the other hand, will be powered by a more powerful 302PS/400Nm iteration of the petrol engine.
The new Audi TT will go on sale in the European market in the fourth quarter of 2018. So, expect the 2019 TT to land in India by 2019 only. It will continue to be a CBU and is likely to be available only in the top-spec 45 TFSI trim like before. When launched, the four-seat sportscar from Audi is likely to be priced at par with its predecessor, which was priced at Rs 60.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2019 TT will renew its rivalry against the likes of the Ford Mustang and Porsche 718 Cayman.
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