THERE’S something special about the TT, it’s an icon, unique in its design; a car that’s recognised the world over for its performance and genuine cool factor. And for 2019, it’s getting a comprehensive makeover.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Audi is adding in a refined interior and improved exterior design, new high powered engines and an enhanced range of standard equipment to both the standard TT and Roadster ranges.
A new single frame radiator grille, with large side air inlets feature across the range, with improved horizontal lines at the rear. It’s the little things that count, and Audi has removed the cap from under the petrol tank flap in true sports car style.
Headlights with LED or Matrix LED technology are optionally available now too, and the option of an S line exterior package adds a full-length front splitter, vertical air inlets, a radiator grille in titanium black and specific side sills with inserts.
Riding on 17-inch wheels as standard, Audi and Audi Sport optionally offer 18, 19 and 20-inch wheels. Three new colours complete the range of paint finishes with cosmos blue, pulse orange and turbo blue (S line only).
Inside, all models get the driver-oriented Audi virtual cockpit, while the basic version of the new model now features the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, a rain and light sensor, heated exterior mirrors and the multi-function steering wheel plus.
The ‘plus’ allows the infotainment and voice control system to be controlled entirely using the steering wheel. Also standard are the illuminated USB ports as well as Bluetooth for wireless pairing of devices.
Under the hood, the new TT boasts a range of petrol engines in various performance levels, paired either with a 6-speed manual or a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. All new engines come with a fuel particulate filter.
The updated 2019 Audi TT will arrive in Australia in the first half of next year. Pricing and full specifications, including details on the new power plants, will be confirmed closer to launch.