- Will be the first all-electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz
- The EQC will arrive under the new EQ brand.
- Will rival against the likes of Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-Pace and other forthcoming electric crossovers.
Mercedes-Benz showcased the first EQ concept back in 2016. Now after almost three years of development, the German carmaker is all set to take the wraps off their first all-electric vehicle, the EQC on 4 September at a special event in Stockholm, Sweden.
In the new teaser video, the Three-Pointed Star revealed the design details of the all-new EQC. The electric crossover will have sleek LED eyebrows around the wedged shape headlamps. Interestingly, the same LED strip was also seen extending over the grill which gets horizontal louvres and chrome surround. The overall design of the fascia has been retained from the EQ Concept albeit with more production ready elements.
At the rear, a single strip of tail lamp ran across the tailgate. The shape of the rear in the teaser video appeared to be similar to Porsche Cayenne, but we expect some changes when the actual car is revealed in flesh. The cabin had the same layout as all the modern Mercedes models. There was a huge screen dominating the dash while the centre console had vents and buttons for air-con while a digipad could also be seen.
The EQC name essentially refers to its size/positioning in the Three-Pointed Star’s new EQ line-up. This means that the EV will be on par with the C-Class and GLC. The electric crossover will be based on the carmaker’s Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) which was specially developed for electric vehicles. It is expected to get a battery with more than 70 kWh of output and an electric range of 483km.
After it is unveiled, the EQC is expected to hit the streets in a few months’ time, perhaps sometime in 2019. It will be introduced as a rival to other electric SUVs on sale right now which includes Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-Pace apart from upcoming products such as the Audi E-Tron Quattro (to be revealed on 17 September), BMW iNext, Mini electric, Skoda Vision E, and Hyundai Nexo.