Published on February 16th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Turkish Automaker TOGG To Launch Electric SUV Next Year
TOGG says the SUV is designed by Pininfarina and offers up to 500 km of range and Level 3 self-driving capability
The EV segment is undoubtedly challenging but it is where the money is right now. It is therefore understandable that a developing country like Turkey wants to jump on the bandwagon. Introducing, the country’s very own vehicle brand, TOGG (Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu).
Launched in late 2019 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, TOGG aims to make its mark in the EV realm with a C-segment SUV. The company says the yet-to-be-named SUV rides on its own platform and is set to offer the longest wheelbase, the most spacious interior, the best acceleration performance and the lowest total cost of ownership.”
TOGG also reveals that it has collaborated with Pininfarina to come up with an “authentic design language appealing to both Turkish and global taste”. What you see here is the prototype and naturally, we expect the production vehicle to be toned down to a degree.
Set to be unveiled next year, the SUV will be offered with two powertrain options. The base model gets a single, 200 hp e-motor driving the rear wheels, enabling a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7.6 seconds and a driving range of 300 km.
On the other hand, a range-topping variant features a pair of electric motor that gives it a combined output of 400 hp, all-wheel-drive, a century sprint time of 4.8 seconds and a range of 500 km. It can also be charged to 80% in as little as 30 minutes thanks to rapid charging.
Tech-wise, TOGG is promising a “Level 2+” autonomous driving capability that can be transformed to “Level 3 and beyond” with its flexible architecture topology. Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates are also included.
As for safety, the SUV will be equipped seven airbags, along with a plethora of passive and active safety systems. It also has a novel crash structure with battery pack bolted to body platform that improves the torsional rigidity by more than 30%. TOGG is aiming for a five-star rating from the EuroNCAP.
Apart from the SUV, TOGG also took the cover off a C-segment sedan concept, which we suspect employs the same platform as the SUV.