In the Turkish district of Gemlik, Bursa province, mass production of TOGG electric cars has started. The first-born of the “people’s” brand was the C-class electric crossover with a capacity of up to 400 horsepower, introduced back in 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the solemn ceremony of launching the conveyor, on whose initiative a project to develop a national Turkish electric car was launched a few years ago.
The TOGG crossover prototype debuted in 2019. Two years later, the young brand welded the first body of a serial model, and in the summer of 2022, it began a trial assembly of “commercial” copies. As planned, full-fledged serial production was launched by the beginning of November. How many crossovers will be released before the end of the year is unknown. The annual quota is about 100 thousand copies, although the plant is able to assemble up to 175 thousand pieces.
The TOGG SUV has a long wheelbase – 2.8 meters – and two modifications that differ in power plant power and power reserve. The first is equipped with one motor on the rear axle with a return of 200 forces, accelerating the model from standstill to “hundreds” in 7.6 seconds. Without recharging, such a crossover can travel up to 300 kilometers.
A more powerful version received a twin-engine installation for 400 forces, reducing the acceleration time to 100 kilometers per hour to 4.8 seconds. Its power reserve “according to the passport” is 500 kilometers, and it will be possible to charge the battery up to 80 percent in half an hour. Over time, they promise to include a third-level autopilot in the equipment list.
TOGG crossovers will enter the market in 2023. For the first year and a half, the car will be sold only at home, the estimated price is from 43 thousand to 54 thousand dollars (2.7-3.3 million rubles). In the foreseeable future, TOGG plans to expand into EU countries, including Germany and France.