Turkey has been making great efforts to produce its own automobile for many years. This dream finally came true with Togg. However, before Togg, many different domestic automobile initiatives were made. One of these initiatives was Etox Zafer, which managed to make a big impact when it was introduced.
Turkey’s first domestic sports car Launched as Etox, it was implemented by Ertex Oto Dekorasyon company. For Turkey, which has been dreaming of a domestic car for a long time, the Etox brand created great excitement by entering a path that no one had taken before.
The design and all other details of the car, whose engine and electrical parts were supplied from abroad, were revealed by Turkish engineers. Introduction 30 August 2007 The name of the first model made in 2017 was given in accordance with the date of its introduction. Victory was named. This vehicle was planned to be followed later by sedan and commercial models.
The first car to say ‘Made in Turkey’: Etox Zafer
Ertex Auto Decoration Company The project, led by Chairman of the Board of Directors Ercan Malkoç, brought many firsts. The most important of these is undoubtedly the ‘Made in Turkey’ statement on the vehicle.
previously revealed Revolution And Signature Although their projects were produced in Turkey, they were the first in the world because they did not receive a ‘Type Approval Certificate’.Made in Turkey‘ statement Etox Victory is included in the model.
Zafer, which was the first project of Etox and made a lot of noise, was created by 46 Turkish engineers after approximately 1 year of work. They produce sports car Etox, which wants to make an assertive entrance with its new product, has made sure that the Zafer model is also a suitable vehicle for daily use.
Etox had an agreement with Renault, BMW and Volvo for Zafer’s engines.
Etox Zafer was initially planning to come out with four different engine options. entry level Renault It featured a 1.5-liter diesel engine that could produce 125 horsepower. higher up bmw A 3.0-litre diesel engine that can produce 225 horsepower could be preferred. For those who want more power, there is a 272 horsepower volvo There would be a signature 3.0-liter gasoline V6 engine.
In addition to all these engine options special orders A much more powerful unit is planned to be among the options. This 450 horsepower power unit would be positioned above the standard options and would be produced in limited numbers. For the coming years, the vehicle will also have a electric version It was in the plans.
Technical features of Etox Zafer:
- 1.5-litre, 125 bhp (93 kW) diesel engine
- 3.0-litre, 225 bhp (168 kW) diesel engine
- 3.0 liter V6, 272 bhp (203 kW) gasoline engine
- 450 bhp (340 kW) engine (optional)
- Length: 4215mm
- Width: 1980mm
- Height: 1290mm
- Wheelbase: 2575 mm
- Front track width: 1700 mm
- Rear track width: 1698 mm
It seemed inevitable that Etox Zafer would be successful, with its compact dimensions as well as a wide range of engine options offered for different preferences. Price tag between 85 thousand and 150 thousand TL It could also be considered quite affordable compared to the sports vehicles of that period.
However Since the engine agreements made with the brands were not implemented Etox Zafer’s adventure ended before it even started. It is worth mentioning that Etox Zafer, which was produced in only two units, has a mass production certificate and a ‘Type Approval Certificate’. Unfortunately, the brand’s sedan model also shared the same fate.
The electric Etox Zafer was unveiled in 2013.
After this project, which was not implemented, Etox focused on the project of producing electric cars and started its operations in 2013. M.E.T.U managed to produce the prototype of their first electric car. This is the product of 20 months of work. electric carIt had a range of 180 kilometers and a maximum speed of 170 km/h.
In addition, the specified for electric cars 30 thousand TLThe announcement of the starting price of 100% also had a great impact. Although it created a lot of excitement at that time with both its power unit and price, unfortunately this model has not been implemented yet.
Etox brand, designed by sports car Although it created great excitement for Turkey with its models, unfortunately it could not reach the mass production stage. If any of these projects were implemented, our longing for domestic automobiles would be relieved. toggIt could have ended long before. So what do you think about Etox and the cars it produces?
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