The next Audi TT is on its way.

And while Audi did not reveal the powertrain choices for this new TT, it is expected to go from frugal to very powerful, as it has been with previous generations.

With more electrification efforts pending, perhaps we’ll see some variations along these lines soon enough.

At next month’s Geneva Motor Show Audi will pull the wraps from a completely new iteration of the compact sports car, first launched in 1998. For the third generation of the iconic TT, Audi said the designers have reinterpreted a host of ideas from that first template.

The front end of the new Audi TT is said to now have dominant horizontals. The Singleframe grille broad and flat; two contours form a V-pattern over the hood.

Audi added the position of the four rings is also new – they now sit centrally on the hood, echoing the R8.

Struts divide up the large air inlets said Audi. The headlights repeat this motif – they are structured with divider struts acting as reflectors for the daytime running light. Audi can supply the headlights as an option with LED technology or its Matrix LED technology, where controllable individual light-emitting diodes generate the main beam.

Audi explained many details of the new Coupé’s profile are reminiscent of the first generation’s classic design. The sill contour forms a powerful light edge and the wide wheel arches constitute distinct geometrical entities. At the front, the wheel arch intersects the hood join, which continues over the door as the tornado line and extends all the way to the rear. The flat greenhouse looks like an entity in its own right. The shape of the C-pillar, with a slight kink, gives the TT a powerful, athletic look and enhances the impression of tension.

Per Audi, all engine versions have two large, round exhaust tailpipes in the diffuser. Like all Audi S models, the TTS features four tailpipes.