The Turkish automotive industry, which is the 14th manufacturer in the world and the fourth in Europe, exports to 193 countries on five continents. Four auto companies were among the top 10 exporting companies in Turkey in 2021.
The automotive sector exported $ 29.32 billion in 2021. Automotive, which ranks first in Turkish exports, thus maintained its uninterrupted export championship for 16 years. The automotive industry was also at the fore in the 2021 “Top 1000 Exporters” research prepared by the Assembly of Turkish Exporters (TIM). Four auto companies were among the top 10 exporting companies. Ford Otosan became Turkey’s largest exporter. Toyota Otomotiv finished second, Kibar Dış Ticaret-Hyundai Assan finished fourth and Oyak Renault finished seventh. Among the top 100 exporters, Tofaş was ranked 11th and Mercedes-Benz Türk 13th. 86 exporting companies were included in the TİM research, including the main industry and the procurement industry.
5 CONTINENTS 96 COUNTRIES
Exporting $ 6.2 billion in 2021, Ford Otosan held the title of export champion of Turkey for the 7th consecutive year and the automotive industry for 11 consecutive years. Ford Otosan made 79% of Turkey’s commercial vehicle exports in 2021. It exported vehicles and components to 96 countries across five continents.
PRODUCTS 3 MILLION VEHICLES
Toyota Automotive Industry Turkey achieved $ 3.8 billion in exports in 2021. The company, which produced a total of 230,000 vehicles at the Sakarya plant, exported 188,000 of these vehicles to 150 countries around the world. Toyota, which took its 3 millionth vehicle off the line in 2021, produces C-HR and Corolla sedans in Sakarya. The company employs 5,000 people.
$ 2.6 BILLION
Kibar Foreign Trade-Hyundai Assan, on the other hand, jumped one place in 2021 from the previous year and became the fourth largest exporter. By producing the i10, i20 and Bayon models at its Izmit plants, Hyundai Assan achieved $ 2.6 billion in exports. The factory, which has an annual capacity of 230 thousand units, offers job opportunities to 2 thousand 500 people.
74 PERCENTAGE OF PRODUCTION WAS EXPORTED
In the period January-May 2022 380 thousand 372 vehicles were exported, of which 215 thousand 892 cars, making up 74 percent of total production.
HYBRID PRODUCTION CENTER
OYAK Renault was among the top 10 exporters of Turkey, with an export of 2 billion dollars in 2021. Oyak Renault Automobile Factories produces the new models Clio, Clio E-Tech and the new Megane Sedan and mechanical parts such as the engine and the gearbox used in these models and exports them to 70 countries. From 2020 it also produces engines for the Renault Group’s hybrid vehicles.
IN THE CAR ATTACK OF THE PIRATES
TODAY, cars have turned into walking computers. It got smarter thanks to technology. In cars today, you can adjust the stereo system, air conditioning, and open and close the windows with voice or motion commands. You can even control smart devices at home from the car. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent an accident thanks to the safety devices. Technologies such as lane detection and lane keeping assistant, cruise control that allows you to follow the vehicle in front and the autonomous driving system ensure safety. However, turning cars into computers also revealed a problem. Hackers can endanger drivers’ lives by hijacking or “hacking” the steering wheel, brakes and accelerator pedals, as well as the car’s safety systems. Or he can steal your car. Cyber threat is expected to increase as autonomous vehicles and vehicles capable of communicating with each other begin to appear in the future.
The automotive industry has been the target of cyber attacks in recent years. Recently, security analysts revealed that cyber attackers have a vulnerability that allows a brand to remotely start vehicle engines and unlock them at close range. This problem affected nine models of the brand. Experts warned car owners to restore keys at the dealership.
INCREASED BY 225 PERCENTAGE
It is estimated that the frequency of cyber attacks on vehicles increased by 225% between 2018 and 2021. About 85% of attacks in 2021 were carried out remotely.
HIGH DANGER IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
INFRASES Can Sobutay, General Manager of Siber Engineering, said: “Cars that were once powered by wheels and engines have now become a kind of data network on wheels. However, with new technological developments, there are also new vulnerabilities and risks. Between connected, electric and highly autonomous vehicles. “There are new cyber threats presented by these innovations. Over the next decade and beyond, global transportation will be shaped by the auto giants that take cybersecurity seriously. “
COMPETITION GROWS IN THE SUV SEGMENT
The blood loss of the sedan segment continues in the Turkish car market. According to data from the Automotive Distributors Association, the share of sedans dropped to 35% between January and May. The share of SUV cars increased to 40.8. During this period, 74,000 990 sedans and 87,000 313 SUVs were sold. Competition in the SUV segment is increasing with new models. After the Opel Grandland, which went on sale in May, Citroen’s revamped C5 Aircross model is now preparing to hit the road. The C5 Aircross SUV will be available from June with two engines, one of which is petrol, and three different equipment options. 1.5-liter BlueHDi diesel engine with 130hp 1.6-liter PureTech 180hp. The EAT8 8-speed automatic transmission is offered as standard in both engines. The rounded lines in the front have been replaced by sharper lines. Virtually redesigned. The change in the rear design is not as radical as the front one. In the modification inside the car, it is seen that the gear lever and the multimedia screen have changed.
HAS 48V HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
SUZUKI has launched the revamped S-Cross SUV model in Turkey. S-Cross, which has grown in size, has 4×2 and AllGrip 4×4 versions. The all-wheel drive system, which the brand calls Allgrip Select, provides four driving modes called Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock. The vehicle is equipped with the 1.4-liter Boosterjet 48V Smart Hybrid technology.
NEW SUV MODEL COMING IN JULY
The new MASERATI SUV, “Grecale”, named after a windmill, will go on sale in July. In addition to the 530 hp V6, Grecale can be preferred with two hybrid engines of 300 and 330 hp. The product range will be completed with the addition, in 2023, to the Grecale family of the “Folgore”, the “first 100 percent electric SUV” in Maserati history.
SALES 2022 OBJECTIVE 40 THOUSAND PIECES
According to Selen Alkim, General Manager of CITROEN Turkey, C5 Aircross, which has sold more than 16,000 units in the past three years, has further strengthened its claim after the complete restyling. Stating that they plan to sell 5,000 C5 Aircrosses until the end of the year, Alkim said Citroen’s total sales target is 40,000 units. Alkim said: “The C5 Aircross customer base is made up of families with children looking for comfort. It differs from its competitors in its segment with its large interior space and safety features.”