TRNC’s Domestic Automobile GÜNSEL, Which Exhibited at MUSIAD EXPO, Attracted Intensive Attention

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Added On: 19 November 2020, Thursday, 08:21
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TRNC’s Domestic Automobile GÜNSEL, Which Exhibited at MUSIAD EXPO, Attracted Intensive Attention

The domestic car of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, GÜNSEL, was exhibited for the first time outside of the TRNC at MUSIAD EXPO 2020. Participating in the fair with its first model B9 and its second model J9, GÜNSEL received great interest from the visitors. It was announced at the fair that the mass production of GÜNSEL will start in the last quarter of 2021, and its production capacity will reach 30 thousand vehicles per year by 2025.

The International Economy, Finance and Trade Summit, MUSIAD EXPO 2020, organized by MUSIAD every two years, opened its doors to visitors today. TRNC’s domestic car GÜNSEL became one of the most interesting participants of MUSIAD EXPO 2020.

On the first day of the MUSIAD EXPO 2020 Trade Fair, which was held in the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in accordance with the pandemic rules and TSE COVID 19 Safe Service standards and carried out physically and online as hybrid, there was a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.

Organized in 10 halls on an area of 70 thousand square meters, representing more than 40 thousand companies and preparing to host 100 thousand visitors, the fair hosts many firsts.

One of these firsts is the domestic car of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, GÜNSEL, which is also hosting its first event outside of the TRNC.

The 3 prototypes of GÜNSEL produced in yellow, blue and red colors symbolizing the soil, sky and flag of the TRNC were exhibited at the fair. The first model of GÜNSEL, which was produced by the collaboration of more than 100 Turkish engineers and designers spending 1.2 million hours of labor within the Near East University, was introduced at the fair and attracted great attention. In addition, GÜNSEL introduced the design concept of its second model J9 to automobile enthusiasts.

One-to-one scale design models of two B9 and J9 in the fair were exhibited at GÜNSEL’s booth, while the third B9 was tested outside the fair area by press members and sector representatives.

It was also shared that GÜNSEL, which received an intense demand from those who want to participate in the test drive, will start mass production in the last quarter of 2021 and its production capacity will reach 30 thousand vehicles per year by 2025.

Expressing satisfaction with the intense interest shown in MÜSİAD EXPO 2020, GUNSEL Chairman of the Board of Executives Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, “We feel the pride and happiness of sharing GÜNSEL with our homeland with all our hearts”.

GÜNSEL IN NUMBERS
GÜNSEL B9 is a 100 percent electric car. The vehicle, which can travel 350 kilometers on a single charge, was produced by combining 10 thousand 936 parts in total. The engine of the vehicle has a power of 140 kW. The speed limit of GÜNSEL B9, which can reach 100 km / h in 8 seconds, was electronically limited to 170 km / h. The battery of GÜNSEL B9 can be charged in just 30 minutes with high-speed charging. In the case of fast charging, this time is 4 hours. The number of employees of GÜNSEL, where more than 100 engineers and designers spent 1.2 million hours in the development process, reached 166. This number, which will increase rapidly with the start of mass production, will rise to over a thousand by 2025.

Agreements with over 800 suppliers from 28 countries have been signed for the production of GÜNSEL B9. GÜNSEL Thus, have provided a significant contribution to TRNC to become a part of the global economy.

The second model of GÜNSEL, J9, will be produced in the SUV segment. The design concept of the J9, which was also designed as 100% electric, was also presented to the visitors at MUSIAD Expo 2020.

Electric cars are increasing their weight in the world automotive market every year. In 2018, the number of electric cars sold in the world was 2 million. Electric car sales, which are expected to reach 10 million by 2025, are expected to reach 28 million by 2030 and 56 million by 2040. Electric cars will take over 57 percent of the automotive market by 2040.