The development of the electric car in Turkey is underway, symbolized by the launch of the T10X, the first model of the national brand Togg. A brand that will set out to conquer Europe from 2024.
The project unveiled in 2019 is no longer a simple project, and Togg repositions Turkey on the world map of countries with a car manufacturer. The electric SUV, now officially named T10X, will be marketed in the second quarter of 2023 in Turkey, at a base price set at 953,000 TRY (47,500€). It should enter the European Union in 2024.
The style of the T10X has been known for the most part since the presentation of the “C-SUV” concept in 2019. A design that is classic, but in itself very Turkish. Remember also that it is the Turkish designer Murat Günak who is credited as the author. In detail, we will also find the national symbol of the tulip in many places (pattern of the grille, rims, upholstery, etc.).
With its dimensions, it fits into the compact SUV segment (C segment). Its 441-litre trunk appears a bit small compared to the exterior dimensions.
Classic outside, modern inside
Being classic in its appearance does not prevent it from being completely up to date from a technical point of view. This can be seen immediately by taking a seat on board with its dashboard occupied by a large strip of screens. The 12-inch screen facing the driver is thus complemented by a large 29-inch panoramic screen which occupies the space in the center and facing the passenger. A smaller screen is installed at the bottom for access to settings. The central console with its original design accommodates a rotary control knob. The multimedia set that is part of the Trumore in-house software universe with connected services, voice assistant, complementary application store, etc.
And online updates won’t just be about multimedia. Various updates have already been announced for driving aids. Thus, level 2 semi-autonomous driving will evolve this year to integrate a hands-free function in traffic jams up to 15 km/h. There is also the whole arsenal of assistance based on cameras and radars: parking assistance, recognition of road signs, etc.
In terms of electric motorization, the Togg T10X is launched with a propulsion version of 160 kW / 218 hp and a maximum speed of 185 km/h. A 4WD version is also planned for the fall. Two battery sizes are available: 52.4 or 88.5 kWh with respective ranges of 314 or 523 km (WLTP cycle). These batteries are supplied by the Chinese equipment manufacturer Farasis and will soon be produced locally in Turkey. As for charging, Togg supports 22kW AC, and the brochure says up to 180kW DC.
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