The first Turkish car will be an electric crossover with a design from Paninfarina

The first Turkish car will be an electric crossover with a design from Paninfarina

December 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Local media report the readiness of the first Turkish car for mass production. The car will be presented by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a special ceremony in the Gebze district in the industrial province of Kocaeli.

Turkey is ready to present the world its own first car. The name is still kept secret, but the presentation should take place in the coming days. The country has been preparing for this event for a long time. The country’s first automobile enterprise, created by the five largest industrialists in Turkey, is responsible for the development and production.

At the moment, it is known that the first Turkish model will be a crossover or SUV with a fully electric power plant. The design was done by the well-known studio Paninfarina, working with many world manufacturers. Specifications are also kept secret. It is now known that the electric car will be able to fully charge from a household outlet in 10 hours 30 minutes through a special charger. The power reserve is also unknown.

 Another feature, according to Gurkan Karakash, executive director of the joint venture, the company is actively working with a local startup in terms of navigation. Soon, a new technology will completely abandon the classic satellite navigation. It will be replaced with a special augmented reality system. While the project is not ready for serial implementation, there is little chance that the new product will appear in the first Turkish model.

It is expected that mass production of the first car in Turkey will begin in 2021, and local deliveries will begin in the first half of 2022. By 2030, the company plans to build five models.