The third generation model TT’s nameplate has been around for more than two decades.
The new roadster now has an edgy design, with a hexagonal grille, sharp headlamps and stylish daytime running LED patterns, similar to the upcoming R8. The Audi four-ring emblem is on the bonnet instead of the grille and the bonnet has signature TT drips to the sides. The brake light strip that runs from one lamp to the other is a nice touch.
The exterior may be an evolutionary design but the interior isn’t. But this isn’t a downer. The 12.3-inch high resolution TFT display is actually the instrument cluster and infotainment screen. So, unlike many Audi and VW Group cars that feature a boring square display, the TT features an uncluttered dash. The driver-centric screen displays a lot of information, including navigation (with Google Maps satellite view). The meters are 3D graphics in analogue style and the TTS even gets an additional racecar-like tachometer.
The lightweight foldable roof is stacked behind the front seats, making it a strict two-seater, unlike the coupe. Boot space is 280 litres with or without the roof stowed away.
(This story appears in the 12 June, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)