2017 Audi TTQ Rendered

Rumor has it that because Fiat doesn't want to sell the Q2 and Q4 names, Audi has decided to call its smallest new SUV "Q1" while the coupe version of the Q3 will use the name "TTQ".
2017 Audi TTQ 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
Even though the idea of combining a coupe with a really small SUV is weird, we're kind of excited about this car, especially since there hasn't been an offroader based on the MQB platform yet. It will be quite different to the Q3, with a roofline that's much lower and thick back pillars to create the illusion of a sportscar.

Like all Audis scheduled to come out from now on, an plug-in hybrid version is almost 100% guaranteed. The rest of the engine range will see the familiar TFSI and TDI 4-cylinder mills, maybe even joined by a few 3-cylinder ones.

Yet the TTQ will also be more practical than a standard TT coupe because the rear seats would be more easily accessible.

How do we know that? Audi has already previewed the TTQ using a concept called TT Offroad. This served as the basis for these renderings, which show what a 2017 production model may look like. What X-Tomi Design has done here is to add more believable exhaust pipes, smaller wheels and normal wing mirrors. But most of the essence of the concept has remained intact.

A smaller SUV called Q1 is also expected to debut in 2017. It will share its underpinnings with a yet unnamed Volkswagen SUV the size of a Polo, a Skoda model called the Polar and a similar SEAT competitor.

The German automotive group has pledged to invest 85.6 billion euros (105 billion dollars) in for new models, environmentally friendly technologies and production facilities in the coming five years.

Look for the Q1 to retail from around €25,000, with the TTQ coming in at €40,000.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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