Production of cars of the national brand TOGG has started in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the ceremony of launching an assembly line of the new company in the province of Bursa. This was reported by Anadolu Agency.
The first Turkish car was an electric crossover TOGG 1. It will go on sale in March at a price of $43,000 to $54,000. At first, the model will be available at home, and a year and a half later it will appear on the European market.
Turkish TOGG cars have been in development since 2019 and have invested about $3.7 billion in its creation and plant construction. It is a project of the Automobile Enterprise Group consortium founded by businessman Mehmet Gurdjan Karkas.
Turkish electric car TOGG – details and characteristics
The TOGG electric car is a crossover with a length of 4.8 m and a wheelbase of 2.8 m. Its design, with relief sides and a wide grille, was developed by the famous Italian atelier Pininfarina.
The interior of TOGG is very futuristic – there are six displays. The equipment includes a projection on the windshield with augmented reality and a system of semi-autonomous driving.
There will be two versions of the model to choose from. The base rear-wheel-drive variant will get a 200-horsepower motor and will be able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and drive 300 km without recharging.
The top-end all-wheel drive version has two motors with a total output of 400 hp. In this case, acceleration to 100 km/h takes 4.8 s and the range is 500 km.
Later the TOGG range will be expanded with new models. An electric sedan has already been declassified, and then there will be a C-class hatchback, a minivan, and a compact crossover. By 2030 the production volume will be up to 175 thousand cars annually.