Mercedes’ very first totally electrical SUV has been identified undergoing screening before it strikes showrooms in late 2019. This mid-sized family car is the brand name’s very first fully electrical vehicle and will be an alternative to the similarity the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace.
From these images of a model being put through its rates, you can see the upcoming EQ C will have the very same basic percentages as the current Concept EQ car– revealed above right. It’ll be about the very same size as the existing GLC SUV but will feature lots of futuristic styling tweaks to hint at its electrical foundations.
There’ll be no need for big air consumptions to cool a hot fuel or diesel motor so the EQ C’s three-pointed star badge is anticipated to being in a lit up frame that’ll imitate the standard grille on existing Mercedes models. A thin band of LED daytime running lights might extend right across the front bumper in a similar manner to the Concept EQ while a couple of contrasting blue information will hint at its electrical drive system.
The EQ C’s interior isn’t really expected to look quite as extreme as the cabin shown in the Concept EQ– shown above. In location of the concept’s buttonless control panel, the EQ C will most likely 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 changed by a huge widescreen display while plenty of ambient LED lights could light up the car’s air vents and door manages. Luxurious materials, comfy seats and a lot of head and legroom will mark it out as a more elegant alternative to the similarity the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace.
No official details have emerged about the EQ C’s range or efficiency, but if it follows in the Concept EQ’s steps it’ll include a 310-mile range and speed up from 0-62mph in less than 5 seconds. Just like all electrical cars, the EQ C will can delivering near-instant bursts of velocity as well as travelling along in nearly total silence at sluggish speeds. This should make it relaxing to drive in town yet still enjoyable to blast along an empty back road.
The EQ C is anticipated to make its very first public appearance in 2019 and go on sale later on that year. No costs have actually been revealed but it’ll most likely set you back from approximately ₤ 55,000– about the same as a top-spec GLC with all the optional bells and whistles.