Power figures should be around the range of the current Audi TT, going up to 400PS and the range could be around the 500km mark.
Audi will kill its iconic TT sports auto and replace it with an electric vehicle as part of a plan to eclipse Tesla as the leading premium electric-car maker.
Audi TT was launched twenty years back in 1998.
Prototypes for the Q3 Sportback have been spotted for more than a year and during Audi's annual general meeting on Thursday in Neckarsulm, Germany, new CEO Bram Schot confirmed the reveal for July. There is some hope for a new small Audi sports vehicle as Schot said that the TT's replacement will be an "emotive" small EV in the same price range. He also said Audi will eventually launch Sportback versions of nearly every model in its lineup.
While some critics dismissed the TT as a 'hairdressers auto, ' it was available with an assortment of engines producing between 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) to 247 hp (184 kW / 250 PS). This focus includes "leaving things out", such as the TT. "We are making this into the key element of supplier agreements", Schot said.
"Reality shows that we as a company have been involved in too many projects for several years", Schot said. But, of course, the TT's replacement could be something entirely separate from the TT.
If Audi doesn't keep the TT name around, it's a sure bet the new model will get an e-tron moniker. T-Tron? TT e-tron Sportback Quattro allroad? Today's TT looks and feels like a baby version of the company's R8 supercar in the best way-especially in RS trim, where a five-cylinder engine pumps out 400 horsepower. In the same speech, Schot also said that the company's new "focusing" conversations have led Audi to ask if the R8 needs a successor with an internal-combustion engine, adding fuel to recent fires hinting that the R8's replacement will also go electric.