Audi TT is loved by fans for being a fantastic sports car without a high price tag. However, in the coming years it will be replaced with an electric car. This news might devastate fans of this quirky roadster. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace for certified used cars in Dubai, gives you the insights.
At Audi’s Annual General Meeting, Audi Chairman Bram Schot said that the company needs to focus more on its key projects. “Because focusing also means leaving things out. The Audi TT for example.” Schot said. “ In a few years, we will replace TT with a new emotive model in the same price range: with an electric car.” He added.
Audi TT also known as Mk1 made its debut in 1998. Available as a coupe or roadster, it won many hearts in its three generations of production. Its latest generation is much lighter yet more powerful than ever before so why would Audi want to replace it?
Audi predicts that by 2025, 40% of Audi’s global sales should come from electric vehicles. Recently, the Audi E-tron SUV was revealed as well. With more and more brands going towards mild-hybrids or electrification, it is important that Audi focuses on it too in order to stay ahead of the competition. What’s more, the sales figures of Audi TT in recent years have not been impressive.
Not just that, the production of a new R8 was also put into question as Schot said “For example, the R8 sports car? Do we need a successor with a combustion engine? Does this fit with our vision? This discussion will give us an answer to that.”
There is no confirmation whether the R8 will also drop out of production or not. Or is it possible that the next R8 will be electric? We’re not even sure when Audi will be replacing Audi TT because as per the Bran Schot, it will be done “in a few years”.
For now, a special edition Audi TT was displayed at the Annual General Meeting known as Audi TT Quantum Grey which we can’t say will be the last or not. It is definitely not unusual for brands to axe models before launch. At this time, there are many unanswered questions we have from Audi.
The only thing we can say for sure is that, moving forward Audi will be focusing primarily on EVs. For that, it plans to invest 14 billion Euros for electric mobility and automated driving by 2023.
The time to bid farewell to the Audi TT is coming closer. Though, if you love its exceptional performance and reasonable pricing, you might be able to find it among used cars in Dubai. If you’re looking to buy a used Audi or any other used car, CarSwitch.com is the best option for you!