TOGG (Turkiye’nin Otomobili Girisim Grubu or Turkish Automobile Initiative Group) has patented the second model – an electric sedan. Images of the novelty appeared in the patent office of the European Union: judging by them, the serial version of the “four-door” will receive some external differences from the concept car presented back in 2019. According to Autoweek, the Turkish auto industry is targeting Las Vegas: both the sedan and TOGG’s first-born crossover could arrive at CES in January.
TOGG showed conceptual versions of both models a couple of years ago: then they were predicted to compete with Tesla electric cars. In November, the first Turkish car brand patented the exterior of an off-road vehicle in the EU bureau, and now a sedan has joined it.
Judging by the recent patents, the production version received a number of external differences from the show car, and TOGG went along the path of complicating the design. So, presumably the production version received illumination of a false grille, which the concept did not have, a smoother black roof with a pattern in the form of rhombuses, as well as a nameplate on the hood. In addition, the lights and rear bumper look different.
The equipment retained miniature cameras instead of rear-view mirrors, as well as door handles hidden in the body.
Both models TOGG can bring to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which will be held in January. As for production, the first on the conveyor should be an off-road vehicle, which will receive two modifications: with a 200-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle or with a twin-engine power plant with a total output of 400 forces. The most powerful version will be able to accelerate from zero to “hundred” in 4.8 seconds, and the maximum power reserve will be 500 kilometers.
The assembly of the first Turkish electric cars, nicknamed “Erdoganomobiles”, will be set up at a plant in Gemlik. In the future, TOGG will be joined by an electric hatchback, compact crossover and MPV.