Audi has released images of the next TT’s radical new interior. Doing away with the centrally mounted MultiMedia Interface seen in current cars, the new car’s layout is much more driver-centric.
Retaining TT design cues such as the triple-mounted air vents and flat-bottomed steering wheel, the interior remains sporty whilst suggesting the marque’s upcoming sports car will be lighter than its predecessor thanks to a far sleeker dash.
Helping to ensure Audi continues in its recent form of making technology headlines, the 2014 TT’s sat-nav and media system will be displayed via the drivers instrument panel, through 3D graphic pages that display conventional speed and revs as well as information on the car’s wealth of electronic systems.
These systems are set to include access to the internet, whilst adjustment to the car’s performance settings can also be accessed through the panel. The TT also impressively maximises its use of space by placing temperature related information and adjustability on the car’s air vents themselves, removing the need for a knobs and dials elsewhere in the cabin.
The best news however is that instead of just featuring in the TT, this dash layout is likely to feature in much of the Audi line up, with the recently unveiled Sport Quattro Concept incorporating a very similar interior philosophy and driver-centric instrument panel.
The 2014 Audi TT is expected to go on sale in the UK from Spring, with sales kicking off in Summer. With a stated starting price of £26,000 the new TT could certainly be a bargain in Audi’s promising new line-up.
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