Mercedes-Benz will soon expand its EQ label with the EQA, a fully electric compact SUV that is now being subjected to cold tests in camouflage trim. First ever spy pictures.
Mercedes-Benz promotes its fully electric models under the EQ label, a label where it has already graced the electric EQC and EQV. In the long term, the EQS, which will take on the role of an electric flagship, will be followed by an electric G-Class (EQG) and the smaller EQB, a model based on the GLB. The EQA prototype proves that the range can expand beyond that with a smaller SUV.
In 2017, Mercedes-Benz showed the EQA Concept at the Frankfurt IAA, a study model that gave the brand a clear signal: there will be an EQ model based on an A-family of compact cars. Where the study model was cast in a slick-lined hatchback shape, based on this test copy the actual production version seems to share its basis with the new GLA, a car experiencing its public debut tomorrow.
In terms of propulsion, count on a dual electric engine setup with a range of around 450-480 kilometers. Mercedes-Benz will distinguish the EQA stylistically from its more conventionally driven brothers especially with the differently designed nose and buttock .
The EQA is part of Mercedes’ strong electric model offensive. At the end of 2022, Mercedes-Benz wants ten fully electric models in its portfolio. Mercedes-Benz is going to produce the EQA in Hambach, France, a production location where Daimler recently pumped € 500 million to get things ready for the arrival of this smaller EQ model. Daimler is currently building the Smart Fortwo and Forfour there.