The TOGG consortium made its North American debut with an electric sedan designed by Italian studio Pininfarina. True, so far it is still a show car with the strange name Transition Concept.
TOGG (Turkiye’nin Otomobili Giri? im Grubu) is a Turkish national automotive consortium created in 2018 at the initiative of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. TOGG showed its first two prototypes – a crossover and a sedan in 2019, and then Erdogan himself conducted the presentation. Since then, the design of the serial version of the SUV, which will be on the assembly line this year, as well as the sedan, which will appear later, has become known.
The photo above shows the first sedan concept, and the new version below. Attention to the headlights, the plug between them and the shape of the stern. By the way, the brand got an emblem, it is stylized like a pair of arrows and a gem, symbolizing the fusion of East and West.
As you can see, TOGG sent a different concept to the CES-2022 electronics exhibition in Las Vegas that it showed in Turkey three years ago. The new prototype corresponds to the aforementioned patent image, from which it can be assumed that the new product will go into production in approximately this configuration. With a coupé-like profile, an original design element with LED illumination in place of the traditional radiator grille and larger headlights. Except that the doors on commercial vehicles will be conventional instead of swing doors, and there will also be B-pillars and conventional mirrors.
On the front panel, a wide screen catches the eye, connected to the “UseCase Mobility” support for a wide range of mobile solutions. What this means was not really explained in TOGG, but apparently the on-board electronics will be connected to some extent to mobile devices.
The TOGG sedan should go on sale in 2024. The power plant is expected to be the same as that of the crossover: with a 200-horsepower electric motor (the SUV will have single and twin-engine versions) and a traction battery that provides a cruising range of about 500 km.