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Audi is planning to replace the TT sport coupe with a sporty all-electric crossover!

Audi e-TTron: EV crossover to replace TT - report

Long-running sports car nameplate's replacement firming as an all-electric coupe-styled SUV.

There's been talk for ages about the current Audi TT sports car morphing into a four-door vehicle of some sort to compete in higher-volume segments – now, it looks like that car could be a sporty EV crossover.

Britain's Auto Express claims it can confirm "Audi's bosses have finally settled on a proposal for the next-generation TT", which will transform the slow-selling coupe and roadster into an all-electric compact crossover with more sporting intentions.

Unofficially dubbed the 'e-TTron', the new model is expected to be slightly smaller than the new Q3, at around 4.35m long. Despite being labelled a 'crossover', the e-TTron will be much lower and wider than similarly-sized SUVs, which from the sounds of it could end up looking like a jacked-up shooting brake.

Some clues for the design could be taken from the 2014 Audi TT Offroad concept (pictured), which was an adaptation of the current TT's design for a five-door, coupe-styled crossover that never made it to production.

Following the Volkswagen Group's 'Dieselgate' saga, the funds for a range of planned niche models across the company's brands were canned, including the TT Sportback four-door coupe.

The Auto Express report adds that the e-TTron should employ a heavily digitised cabin, which like the current model does away with conventional switchgear in favour of high-resolution displays to control the vehicle's various functions.

Underpinning the e-TTron should be the Volkswagen Group's MEB dedicated electric platform, which will form the basis of a range of upcoming models including VW's ID. EV family.

Thanks to its MEB architecture, the e-TTron is expected to be offered with a range of battery sizes and power outputs, offering rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.

It's believed the e-TTron will be priced at around £45,000 ($84,632) in the UK when it's launched sometime next decade, which roughly maintains the current model's positioning in the market.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest updates, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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