Turkey just like most countries around the globe depends on foreign companies to import vehicles but this time, the country had decided to step things up for the next decade with the launching of an homemade vehicle.
TOGG is based upon a number of collaboration among various Turkish companies had now launched an Electric Crossover SUV that is completely indigenous to the country 100%.
Or maybe I’ll have to minus some points from the 100% because the design aesthetics of the vehicle was from an Italian design firm PininFarina but whether we can still label it 100% homegrown shouldn’t be really debated.
The TOGG EV has a base model which will come with a single 200 horsepower rear-axle motor that can toss the vehicle from 0-60MPH in just 7.6 seconds which is honestly interesting for a new car in the industry. But then the high-end model will reach a peak of 400 horsepower dual motor which can achieve about 0-62MPH in just 4.8 seconds.
As of now, the TOGG EV SUV’s battery can operate in the range of 300 miles and can charge as fast as 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes. This could be achieved based on the 150KW charger built with the vehicle.
It also offers a “Sow Traffic Pilot” that will offer Level 2 semi-autonomous that could go with Level 3 autonomy and higher.
As for the interiors of this vehicle, it is thought to have an holographic assistant that will utilize eye-tracking to better provide information so the driver won’t have to be distracted everytime while driving and trying to make some changes on the car’s system.
The vehicle is also connected to the internet so it will link the SUV to the grid and deliver OTA updates periodically.
The biggest downsides of this so-called Turkish made vehicle though might not be the generosity of the country’s economy considering the fact that the average yearly income of Turkish is about $5000 (NG₦ 1.8M, SAR 70,268) and considering so much features the EV might posses it might not be affordable for an average citizen of the country even though the TOGG SUV seems to be marketed within the borders of the country.