After the EQC, we will see how the Mercedes electric car family will grow next year with two new proposals. First with the EQB, a compact SUV, and also the EQA. A more urban model that will become the most affordable option to get a Mercedes electric.
Now, this model has been sighted during tests in Germany. In this small sequence, we can see that the EQA will finally adopt a higher aspect and enter the segment of compact SUVs, about 4.3 meters long.
In this video, we can also see that the design of the EQA will be somewhat more rounded than the EQB, mainly at the rear. Something that will possibly result in a much more attractive appearance. The manufacturer has made some changes in appearance compared to the original prototype, adding headlights similar to those of the EQS. Some usual modifications between the concept and the final model.
A model that will also use the same MFA2 platform that the Mercedes A-Class uses.
Again, Mercedes would be using a non-specific platform for electrical systems, as has happened to the EQC. An aspect that could explain the change of segment going to an SUV, with greater height and more possibilities to install batteries in a base not intended for this purpose.
An EQA that will arrive to stand up to proposals such as the Volkswagen ID.4X, which will set a reasonably high bar. Coming with a launch version that will come with an all-wheel-drive propulsion system and a useful 77 kWh battery. A second one will be added later with 58 kWh, but will undoubtedly have elements such as the high level of general finishes. Thus putting on the road a new alternative for the faithful of the German brand who will have a new electric option at their disposal.
This is a proposal that we will know in its final design this coming fall, with a launch scheduled for early 2021.