On 18 July, Turkey’s very own car brand called TOGG (Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu) showcased its EV C-segment SUV body assembly on social media, boasting the fact that it is assembled with 100% of the parts produced in Turkey. It is also fully designed by experts in Turkey.
TOGG offers other mobility solutions too, but that’s a story for another day.
Its first car, as the social media posts suggest, will be a C-segment SUV aimed to start production in 2022.It will also be fully electric with either a single-motor RWD or dual-motor AWD configuration. Each motor is capable of 202 PS.
TOGG was founded as a joint venture in 2018 and has announced its planned models including a C-segment SUV (2022) and a C-segment saloon (2024). There are also plans for a C-segment hatchback, B-segment SUV, and a C-segment MPV – all electric.
Not many details are available yet, but this is what we know so far of the upcoming Turkish electric SUV:
- Two battery sizes are mentioned. One capable of 300+km and another 500+km
- At its highest DC fast charging rate, 80% charge can be achieved in 30 minutes
- The car will be equipped with Level 2+ autonomous driving
- TOGG’s cars should be ready for “Level 3 and beyond” autonomous driving transformation
- The AWD version will do 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds while the RWD version will do it in 7.6 seconds
- It will be equipped with 7 airbags
As for Lithium-ion batteries, TOGG has formed a strategic partnership in October 2020 with Farasis to supply its future EVs. Farasis is a Chinese energy company founded in 2002 that has established JVs with the likes of Daimler and Geely.
The partnership between TOGG and Farasis also entails battery cell R&D.