The rumored Audi TTQ has been speculatively rendered by X-Tomi Design ahead of an expected 2017 market launch.

The rumored Audi TTQ has been speculatively rendered by X-Tomi Design ahead of an expected 2017 market launch.

Audi hinted at a TT crossover last year with the TT offroad concept shown at Beijing Motor Show and immediately rumors emerged about the possibility of a production version. It seems this will actually happen in 2017 and the model is going to be commercialized with the TTQ moniker. Initially, Audi wanted to use the Q4 badge but the name belongs to FCA and they refused to sell it.

Details about the model are scarce at the moment but the styling will be heavily influenced by the TT offroad concept so expect a sharp design for Audi's new crossover which will be sold as a competitor for the BMW X4.

A recent report mentions the availability of an e-quattro all-wheel drive system shared with the next-gen A4 (B9). It refers to a hybrid setup consisting of a combustion engine, an electric motor installed within the gearbox housing along with another electric motor driving the rear wheels. Apparently this system is capable of pushing out a combined 408 bhp (304 kW) so it will likely be seen in a higher specification variant.

It is believed e-quattro will allow the TTQ be used at higher speeds as a front-wheel drive with power coming only from the conventional engine. In city driving where speeds are most of the times low, the crossover would run solely on electric power driving the rear wheels while in low-traction areas the TTQ would work as a hybrid all-wheel drive vehicle.

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Audi TTQ rendered as production model