Ingolstadt - Just like the rest of the car making world, Audi is preparing for some big changes in the coming decade and its model line-up is set to change dramatically with the advent of the electric age, with some familiar models falling by the wayside.
Some of these plans were revealed by Audi’s Chairman of the Board of Management, Bram Schot, at the 130th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, and the future is certainly electric, with the German brand aiming to have 20 all-electric models on sale by 2025, accounting for 40 percent of its sales.
Schot stressed that there would be casualties of this product shake-up, and the first of these would be the TT coupe and roadster. The sports car range, he confirmed, would be replaced by a fully electric model. While there is no word on whether it will take the form of a low-slung two door, Schot did say that it would be an “emotive” model, and that it would compete in the same price range as the current TT.
The TT replacement would almost certainly be based around Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture that’s set to underpin the ID3 and many other group products.
Schot hinted that the R8 could face the axe too, at least in its current form: