UPDATE, 20/7/18: Audi Australia has confirmed the updated TT range is due in the first half of 2019, with further details to come in the lead-up to its Australian release.
Just a day after the updated Audi TT was leaked online, the company has officially unveiled the revised coupe and convertible.
Launched just in time for the model's 20th birthday, the facelifted third-generation TT is distinguished externally by new front and rear bumpers, and a new more three-dimensional insert for the single-frame grille. The ever-productive Audi lower-grille insert design team has really outdone itself this time.
Cars equipped with S-Line package, such as the yellow roadster pictured here, gain 10mm lower suspension, fascias with larger and more aggressively styled intakes, a front splitter, rear diffuser-style element, vent-like pieces just aft of the rear wheel arches, and plenty of gunmetal grey highlights.
Standard features across the entire range includes light-sensing headlamps, automatic wiper operation, heated wing mirrors, illuminated USB ports, Bluetooth, and the unified Virtual Cockpit setup where infotainment and instrumentation information is shown exclusively in the 12.3-inch display ahead of the driver.
If your pockets are deep enough, you can dive into the options list and tick boxes for the 680W 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, satellite navigation, matrix LED headlamps, and other items.
Depending on the variant, the TT rides on either 18-, 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels. The revised range is available in three new colours, along with the usual array of dour greys, silvers and blacks: Cosmos Blue, Pulse Orange, and Turbo Blue.
Diesel power has been dropped from the European TT range, with the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine the sole motor offered in the UK.
The entry-level TT 40 TFSI has 145kW of power, front-wheel drive, and the choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. One step up is the 45 TFSI with 180kW, and the manual gearbox paired with front-wheel drive or the dual-clutch transmission coupled to an all-wheel drive setup.
At the top of the facelifted range is the TT S, which has a 225kW engine paired with all-wheel drive. All models now feature a petrol particulate filter as standard. Updates to the TT RS will come further down the track.
The updated TT will go on sale Down Under sometime during the first half of next year. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more details in the lead-up to the local launch.