The Turkish Automobile Joint Venture (TOGG) has unveiled an electro-crossover developed domestically. This is the first model in a series to be launched in Turkey as part of the national auto industry development program.
The design of the crossover, which is still in the status of a pre-production model and is called C-SUV, was carried out by the renowned Italian studio Pininfarina. The power plant will be available in two versions: the base crossover is equipped with one 200 hp electric motor mounted on the rear axle, and in the more powerful version another of the same motor appears in the front, bringing the total power to 400 hp.
- In the basic version, acceleration to hundreds takes 7.6 seconds, and the power reserve on a single charge reaches 300 kilometers. The top-end C-SUV accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.8 seconds and can travel up to 480 kilometers without recharging. It takes only half an hour to charge the traction batteries (up to 80 percent) from a 150-kilowatt station.
- For the crossover, an autopilot of the second level is declared (the car itself accelerates, brakes and keeps in the lane, but requires control from the driver), which in the future will be improved to the third level (constant driver involvement is not needed). The front panel is almost completely digital, with the promise of support for all modern plug-in services and even a holographic assistant.
Pricing for the TOGG C-SUV has yet to be announced. Serial production and sales should begin in 2022. The car will be assembled (like four other TOGG models that will be shown later) at the new plant in Bursa, which has an estimated capacity of 175,000 vehicles per year.
The development of the domestic auto industry is an initiative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As part of this initiative, the state provides the TOGG consortium with significant tax breaks and takes on the obligation to purchase 30,000 vehicles. The total investment in the TOGG project will reach $ 3.7 billion.