The third generation of the Audi TT will draw its inspiration from the first-gen model but with influences from the current generation.

The third generation of the Audi TT will draw its inspiration from the first-gen model but with influences from the current generation.

In an interview given to CarAdvice, Volkswagen Group design chief Walter de Silva said TT's final styling has been approved ahead of the car's arrival next year. It will draw its inspiration from the first-gen model but with a few hints from the current one.

While the first generation was "too much" and the second one was "maybe too little", next year's TT will be a "combination" and will remain a true TT "but in a different way." It will be different than Audi's current models, especially at the front, while the sides and rear will keep the usual lines.

The biggest improvements will be in quality and attention to detail, along with a longer wheelbase. Its chassis will be stiffer and lighter to improve weight distribution and provide better handling. It will use VW's MQB platform with only turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines.

Note: speculative artist illustrations pictured. Thanks to Hans.

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