The last sighting, which we know of, of the 2015 Audi TT in India was in May this year when the car was spotted in Mumbai. It was a shiny silver example and it looks like it is the same car with more than a few dings and dents on the body that has been spied by folks at Rushlane at the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Audi TT 2015

The first Audi TT that came in 1998 had become a style icon almost instantly when it was launched. The performance, however, was not befitting a car with the price bracket it was in. So, when time came for Audi in 2006 to bring in the new generation TT, they improved upon that area, but made a mistake as well – they played with the design and now the TT was just another coupe…

Now, again after eight years, Audi has presented the third generation of its famous sports car and the company has tried to rectify the mistake it had made with the previous iteration. Though the styling is still angular it reminds you of the original iconic shape, and the performance, which had already seen an enhancement in the outgoing model, has been further improved too.

Audi-TT-2015

The 2015 Audi TT Coupe has been launched in the UK recently and comes with three engines to choose from – two petrols and a diesel. The diesel comes only as a front-wheel-drive while the 310 bhp petrol (TTS) gets Quattro; the 230 bhp petrol can be had in either…

Globally, the TT plays in the territory occupied by Porsche’s Boxster and Mazda’s MX-5, while in India Audi is has priced the current variants of the TT much lower than the Boxster (or has the Boxster’s price been raised continuously?). Also, similar offerings, in terms of performance, from Merc and BMW are priced much higher than even the Porsche. Well, the SLK is, and even the Z4 is around four-lakh rupees dearer than the Boxster.

The existing TT in India comes with two petrol engines and it is unlikely that Audi will bring in the diesel version to our country. But if it does, it would be a first for this segment, and with front-wheel-drive only, Audi should be able to price it even more competitively…


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