Audi's chief designer has revealed the next-generation TT will be a radical departure from today's model.

Audi's chief designer has revealed the next-generation TT will be a radical departure from today's model.

Speaking at the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show, Wolfgang Egger told Car & Driver the model will be sharper and more angular than the current TT. We can also expect the car will move upmarket and adopt distinctive LED headlights.

Slated to ride on the MQB platform, the TT will be available with a variety of four- and five-cylinder engines. The latter unit is rumored to have several different outputs with the range-topping TT-RS producing nearly 400 hp (298 kW). Front-wheel drive will likely be standard, but all-wheel drive should be optional.

Egger declined to say when the car would be launched, but previous reports have pegged a debut in 2014.

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2014 Audi TT to move upmarket, adopt a sharper design - report