Turkey’s Togg finally launched its first electric vehicle called T10X. The all-electric SUV costs around $49K in its homeland. European launch is due in 2024.
Turkey’s first domestic car project finally hit its stride. Togg, the Turkish EV maker established in 2018, officially announced today that their first electric vehicle is ready to be launched. Pre-orders will start March 16th.
Togg’s first vehicle is called Togg T10X. It’s an all-electric C-SUV co-designed by Italian Pininfarina and Volkswagen’s former head of designer Murat Gunak. The compact vehicle is almost 4,6 meters long, and 1,836 milimeters wide.
Since 2018, Togg’s Turkish shareholders (Zorlu Holding, Turkcell, BMC, Anadolu Isuzu) spent around €1.8 billion, constructed a huge production facility from stratch in Bursa, a northwestern industrial city. Togg has started trial production back in October 2022, a fleet of Togg vehicles have been on the roads for testing ever since.
Initially, Togg T10X will be offered in two variants: T10X V1 RWD Standard Range and T10X V2 RWD Long Range. These models have 52.4-kWh and 88.5-kWh battery packs, respectively. Chinese Farasis signed an agreement with the Turkish EV maker to supply battery cells and also establish a joint venture for producing battery products locally in Turkey. At first, those packs will be imported from China. After Farasis and Togg’s joint battery plant starts operation, Turkish EV will feature locally-made battery cells.
The powertrain consists of an 160-kW electric motor located in the rear axle. T10X can produce up to 350 Nm of torque and accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.8 seconds. (7.4 sec for the standard range variant)
T10X’s WLTP range is 532 kilometers. The standard range version offers only 314 km. It supports up to 180-kW DC and 11-kW AC charging. It takes 28 minutes to charge from 20 to 80 percent. The T10X Launch Edition doubles the AC charging speed as it comes with a 22-kW charger.
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Togg T10X’s starting price is $49,300 (€45,990) in Turkey. The long range model costs even more at $64,000 (€59,750). Deliveries will beging in April 2023. Togg officially confirmed that they will produce around 20,000 EVs this year. The annual production capacity is expected to hit 175,000 in the next couple of years.
Togg is Coming to Europe in 2024
According to recent statements from Togg CEO M. Gurcan Karakas, company’s first vehicle will hit European shores sometime in the second half of 2024. Togg T10X will probably cost less than what Togg’s asking in Turkey. That’s because of the considerably higher tax rates on automobiles in the country.
Last year, Turkish automaker has started its global expansion by setting up its Germany branch in Stuttgart. They also have been eying for a whole vehicle type approval in Europe. Togg T10X will probably be ready to go on sale by the year’s end.