Audi TT Tops Britons’ Christmas Car Wishlists

By Paul Joseph

Last week saw a huge spike in online searches for the acclaimed Audi TT sports car – so much so that it has been confirmed as the most frequently searched-for car in the build up to Christmas 2018.

That is according to data from CarGurus, the online automotive marketplace, which has revealed the cars with the biggest increase in searches during the festive season.

The Audi TT comes top of British drivers’ Christmas wish lists with searches for the sports coupe, which celebrated its 20thanniversary this year, more than doubling in December compared to November.

That said, with Christmas a time for transporting family, it seems not all shoppers have been considering a sporty model. Some potential buyers have been taking a more practical approach and looking for SUVs and pick-up trucks, which are more suitable for long family drives, not to mention the winter months ahead.

The Audi TT was first introduced in 1998, with the Mk1 available in coupe and roadster form. The current version, Mk3, was revealed in 2014 with a bolder, more aggressive design.

Created by TripAdvisor co-founder Langley Steinert, CarGurus combines dealer reviews with comprehensive car valuation analytics, and is the fastest growing auto shopping site in the UK.

Audi was founded by August Hoch in Zeickau, Germany in 1909.

By Paul Joseph