Not every concept on display at the Tokyo motor show is pie-in-the-sky, if reaction to Audi’s new Shooting Brake Concept is good enough, we could see it joining the TT range when the all-new model goes on sale late next year.
The concept gives the biggest clue yet to how TT Mk2 will look, and perhaps the most obvious change is the adoption of a new interpretation of Audi’s single-frame grille with chromed vertical slats and an aluminium diffuser beneath. The grille is flanked by aggressive air intakes and LED headlights, but oddly lacks any provision for a number plate.
The familiar proportions and accentuated wheelarches of the current TT remain, but the new car is 140mm longer, with sculpted side sills and an upswept rear pillar leading to a Clio V6-style hatchback rear end with twin exhausts and a pronounced diffuser.
It may be a hatchback, but don’t expect too much practicality. Although Audi claims the concept is a full four-seater – with rear legroom boosted by a 41mm longer wheelbase than the current car – the boot remains a compact 255 litres (730 litres with the rear seats folded).