The Audi TT Coupe has been launched in India at Rs 60.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Based on Volkswagen group’s popular MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform, the third-generation TT Coupe is the second Audi product to be launched in India, this year.
Unlike the previous car, the new TT Coupe wears an aggressive look inspired by the bigger Audi R8. The MQB platform, which also underpins a number of other Volkswagen Group cars, has made the new TT Coupe longer and wider than the outgoing car, despite shedding around 70 kilograms. The front of the car wears an aggressive look with LED headlamps a chromed hexagonal front grille and massive air dams. The side profile wears sporty side skirts and flared wheel arches which house the 20- spoke alloys. The rear of the TT Coupe sports a bootlid spoiler, LED tail lamps and quad exhaust pipes. The interior of the TT Coupe features the state-of-the-art ‘virtual cockpit’, which displays most of the information through a 12.3-inch display located behind the steering wheel.
The Audi TT Coupe is available in India in a single 45 TSI variant, which comes with the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol mill. This four-pot engine produces 230bhp and 369Nm of torque which comes with a six-speed dual clutch S-Tonic transmission, sending power to all four wheels through the Quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
The TT Coupe competes with other two-seater sportscars like the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLK. With 10 models slated to be introduced in India this year, Audi had recently revealed that the next five months will witness the launch of five new cars. With these new models, Audi will attempt to retain its number one spot among luxury car manufacturers in the Indian market. In the last financial year, Audi trounced its German arch rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW by selling over 11,000 premium cars. Besides launching new cars, Audi also plans to expand its dealer network to help it bump up its sales numbers.