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TOGG presents the first electric vehicle built in Turkey

The first prototype of TOGG has been presented in the factory where it will be produced.

Türkiye’nin Otomobili Girişim Grubu, or TOGG, opened its production site in a grand ceremony. During this, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took the stage with the prototype of the first C-segment SUV to be produced by the brand.

TOGG didn’t announce the name of the new model at the ceremony, but gave some hints about the production model’s final shape. We’re told this EV will come with single and dual motor options, two battery capacity options, and expected maximum ranges of 186 miles (300 kilometers) and 311 miles (500 km).

We also don’t know the price of the TOGG model, but the company says that pre-sales of the EV should start in February 2023. Official sales will begin in March.

TOGG says its plant is expected to produce between 17,000 and 18,000 vehicles in its first year. The company also predicts that by 2030 the plant will have produced more than one million cars.

During the opening ceremony, it was also announced that TOGG would not be using a dealer-based system. Instead, users will be able to order through the mobile app called “TOGG Care”. The models will be tested in areas called “experience points”.

The first model of the brand, the C-SUV (C-segment SUV), will go on sale in March 2023. For the long-awaited C-segment sedan, which appeared at CES 2022, it will be necessary to wait until 2025.

The C-X Coupe replaced the C-Hatch version, which we saw canceled at launch. This model will be on the market in 2026. For the most affordable B-SUV model, buyers will unfortunately have to wait until 2027.