The 2014 Audi TT has been spotted testing near Airoli, in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Since it broke cover at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, completely undisguised test mules have been spotted in India more than once. The car lacked badges at the rear, which makes it difficult to identify whether it was the regular variant or the high performance TT S variant.
The 2015 Audi TT is based on the popular MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform, which also underpins many front-engined front-wheel-drive cars from the Volkswagen Group like Skoda Octavia, Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and the Passat. The front of the new TT wears an aggressive look courtesy the chromed hexagonal front grille, narrow headlamps with LED units and massive air dams in bumpers. The rear features a bootlid spoiler, quad exhaust system and LED tail lamps.
Globally, the Audi TT is offered with the option of a diesel and a petrol engine. While the 2.0-litre TDI diesel produces 184bhp and 380Nm of torque, the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine is offered in two states of tune. The base petrol will produce 230bhp and 369Nm of torque while the TT S version will pump out 310bhp and 380Nm of torque. It will be available with front-wheel-drive (FWD) and a six-speed manual or as an all-wheel-drive (AWD) with a six-speed dual clutch S-Tonic gearbox.
In the Indian market, the increase in price of the new TT will make it go up against the other expensive two-seater sportscars like the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Besides being more powerful than the Audi TT, these cars are also convertibles,which gives them an edge over the TT. But for someone who needs a two-seater sports car without the bling of a convertible, the Audi TT will be the perfect choice.