By Ronan Glon
Wednesday, Mar 5th, 2014 @ 4:00 am
 

Audi has officially unveiled its next-generation TT at the 84th edition of the Geneva Motor Show.

Outside, the TT features a fluid silhouette inspired by the first-gen model introduced in 1998. A sharper front fascia is in evidence, characterized by angular headlights and a chiseled hexagonal radiator grille - two styling cues that will define Audi's next design language. The company's trademarked four-ring emblem has been moved from the grille to the hood.

LED headlights will be available at an extra cost, and buyers in Europe will be able to order the TT with Audi's Matrix beam technology. All models will be equipped with LED tail lamps.

The cabin appears to be a stylish evolution of the current interior that integrates the infotainment screen into the instrument cluster. A Bang & Olufsen sound system features a 14-channel amplifier and 12 speakers, with door woofers illuminated by an adjustable accent light.

The 2015 TT will come standard with a 227-horsepower version of Audi's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The more expensive TTS will use a 306-horsepower four-banger while the range-topping TT-RS will be powered by a 380-horsepower five-cylinder mill. Both front- and all-wheel drive will be offered, and buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a dual-clutch DSG unit.

The 2015 Audi TT will go on sale in Europe and the United States this fall. A convertible version will likely be presented later this year at the Paris Motor Show and land in showrooms in early 2015.


Live images by Ronan Glon.