Mannequin's unsure future has been an "emotional" subject of debate in boardroom conferences
The Audi TT might stay on within the model's electrified future, in response to board member for technical growth Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler.
Requested if the two-seater might fall sufferer to line-up consolidation in an effort to satisfy WLTP rules and enhance profitability, he acknowledged that the board has been "combating for it".
Audi plans to introduce 12 electrical fashions earlier than 2030, nevertheless it's hopeful that the vary will embody a viable mannequin in every phase.
"We wish it", stated Rothenpieler of the Porsche 718 rival, which has been the topic of "emotional discussions" going down in current Audi boardroom conferences.
Prospects for the long-running sports activities automotive have lengthy been in query, hampered by ongoing points over profitability within the comparatively low-volume phase.
Autocar has beforehand reported that Audi was understood to be re-evaluating the TT's future, which was confirmed by firm CEO Bram Schot on the current Geneva motor present.
When requested whether or not the TT will proceed, he stated: “That’s an excellent query. I feel there’s a future for an [Audi] icon however I don’t know if it’s a TT. My coronary heart bleeds once you ask that query!"
He added: “I’ve received some issues cooking which might substitute TT, although not essentially instantly.”
Sources have instructed Autocar future TT might take the form of a four-door liftback.
Schot flagged the continuing funding calls for of electrification, mobility and know-how as causes for the re-evaluation.
He defined that since taking up as CEO final yr, he has lowered complexity within the Audi line-up by 27% via simplifying variants and engine line-ups however stated there's extra to do.
“Audi must be actually outstanding in future, however electrification must be financed. I can not afford to be in each nation, in each phase,” Schot stated.
A facelifted Audi TT will arrive in showrooms subsequent month and is anticipated to remain on sale till 2022.
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