Audi TTQ Set For 2017 Arrival
The model was originally referred to as the Audi Q4, however a trademark dispute with Fiat — which holds the rights to the terms Q2 and Q4 — has inspired the company to opt for TTQ. Although we understand that this is not set in stone, even now.
“By taking the TTQ route, we avoid the confrontation with Fiat, we don’t overcrowd the Q corral, and we add a fresh twist to the TT theme,” an unnamed Audi senior manager told Car.
Unveiled at the 2014 Beijing show, the TTQ borrows from the TT’s overall design but in a taller crossover form. The concept was previewed with a hybrid drivetrain, pairing a 2.0-liter TFSI engine with a compact electric motor, however it is unclear if the same configuration will be used for the production edition.
Money talks and Audi may not be finished with this story yet, as they would love to own Q1 through to Q9 in their armoury.
The latest report places the TTQ’s market arrival sometime in 2017.