Audi has announced the already confirmed third body style for the TT will likely take the shape of a compact crossover.

Audi has announced the already confirmed third body style for the TT will likely take the shape of a compact crossover.

Back in September, Audi disclosed plans to expand the third-gen TT family by adding a third member and now they are saying the model in question will probably be a production version of the TT offroad concept displayed at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

Talking to the press during the Los Angeles Auto Show, technical chief Ulrich Hackenberg said the TT offroad, allroad shooting brake and TT Sportback concepts are all taken into consideration but internal studies have shown that customers have "a strong tendency for SUVs" which is why the TT offroad has the biggest changes of reaching production phase.

Regardless of body style, the third Audi TT is set to go on sale next year at the earliest.

Be part of something big