A convertible that comes strictly with two seats isn’t exactly the ideal family car. A Sportback or especially an Avant would be a much better choice. However, that didn’t stop the father of a two-year-old boy from buying an Audi TTS Roadster and enjoying droptop motoring on a sunny day. A video posted by the automaker’s Danish marketing team on Facebook shows the adorable boy strapped into his child seat while holding what looks like a red scale model of a first-gen TT Roadster.
In an automotive world dominated by crossovers and SUVs, fun little sports cars such as the TT have fallen out of favor. The sales numbers continue to decline with each passing year, prompting many to speculate the death of the Tourist Trophy is approaching. However, that’s not going to be the case as the TT will live on in one way or another, with electrification on the agenda.
This is more than just a rumor as Audi has already announced it will replace the TT with a “new emotive model in the same price range: an electric car.” We’re hoping it will be a true successor by retaining the sports car recipe rather than morphing into a crossover as the TT Offroad concept unveiled back in 2014. Later that year, a Sportback concept proposed the idea of a more practical TT with rear doors.
These two concepts show Audi is thinking outside the box for the next installment in the TT series, and while there might not be a roadster this time around, we’re hoping the sports car spirit will be retained. Meanwhile, the current iteration is still fully available in coupe and roadster forms, all the way up to the hot S and RS versions. Get your favorite model while you still can as the next TT could have a much different lineup while losing the combustion engine.