Audi's TT offroad concept demonstrates the versatility of the new TT, say bosses
Other recent Audi concepts have already hinted at a new family of TT models
Audi unveiled its TT offroader concept show car at the Beijing motor show
The TT offroad would rival the Range Rover Evoque and Porsche Macan
The TT offroad "will be the peak sporting SUV in its class", say Audi bosses
Speaking at the Beijing motor show, Stadler admitted that the show car could point the way to Audi's sports car turning into a sub brand and hinted heavily that it could make production as the 'TT Q'.
"The TT can be a family," he said. "This concept shows that we can do it and long as the genetic code is kept".
Stadler explained that the 'genetic code' equals the TT's distinctive wheel arches, narrow side glass, rear lights and the distinctive interior – all present on the Chinese show concept car.
However he maintained that extensions to the TT family would not include a saloon or a bigger car. "The TT should be an icon and that icon has to be respected and that means a compact car that's sporty to drive." he said.