Mercedes’ very first completely electric SUV has actually been identified going through testing prior to it hits showrooms in late 2019. This mid-sized family car is the brand’s very first totally electrical vehicle and will be an alternative to the similarity the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace.
From these images of a prototype being executed its paces, you can see the upcoming EQ C will have the same standard percentages as the current Concept EQ car– shown above right. It’ll be about the same size as the existing GLC SUV but will include lots of futuristic styling tweaks to hint at its electrical foundations.
There’ll be no need for big air consumptions to cool a hot petrol or diesel engine so the EQ C’s three-pointed star badge is expected to being in a brightened frame that’ll mimic the standard grille on existing Mercedes models. A thin band of LED daytime running lights might extend ideal throughout the front bumper in a comparable way to the Concept EQ while a couple of contrasting blue information will mean its electric drive system.
The EQ C’s interior isn’t anticipated to look quite as extreme as the cabin shown in the Concept EQ– shown above. In location of the idea’s buttonless control panel, the EQ C will probably take motivation from the present crop of Mercedes SUV– albeit with a more minimalist twist.
Conventional infotainment screens and analogue dials on the dashboard will be replaced by a substantial widescreen screen while plenty of ambient LED lights could light up the car’s air vents and door deals with. Plush materials, comfy seats and a lot of head and legroom will mark it out as a more luxurious option to the similarity the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace.
No official details have actually emerged about the EQ C’s range or performance, however if it follows in the Concept EQ’s steps it’ll feature a 310-mile range and speed up from 0-62mph in less than 5 seconds. Similar to all electric cars, the EQ C will can providing near-instant bursts of acceleration as well as cruising along in practically complete silence at sluggish speeds. This need to make it unwinding to drive in town yet still fun to blast along an empty country road.
The EQ C is expected to make its very first public look in 2019 and go on sale later on that year. No costs have actually been announced but it’ll most likely set you back from roughly ₤ 55,000– about the like a top-spec GLC with all the optional bells and whistles.