To further expand its EV lineup, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled their EQA compact SUV.
“Progressive design and intuitive operation are two of the highlights of the EQA. With this car, for the first time, we are offering our customers an all-electric Mercedes in the compact segment with an extensive range that ensures its viability in everyday use. As such, the new EQA is an important vehicle along our path towards the electrification of all our vehicle segments”, says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.
The main EQA 250 model will have 140 kW of power and a 66.5 kWh battery with an estimated range of up to 486 km (around 301 miles).
The all-wheel-drive version of the EQA will have 200 kW of power and up to 500 km of range (around 310 miles).
Inside the cabin, you’ll find standard with two 7-inch screens (one for the driver and the other for infotainment). The other option will be two 10.25-inch screens.
The EQA will come with the second-gen version of their MBUX system, which has everything controlled by the touchscreens or by the “Hey Mercedes” voice control.
“Thanks to MBUX, our vehicles these days have become mobile assistants. With the EQA we take things a step further: clever support functions such as Navigation with Electric Intelligence are integrated here into MBUX, making it even easier to use”, emphasizes Sajjad Khan, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, CASE. “Furthermore, the EQA shows how we have been able to reconcile a state-of-the-art and sustainable electric drive system with the Mercedes-Benz core value of Safety.”
The EQA will be available in the UK and Europe in the spring. Pricing starts at 47,540.50 Euros (around $72,798.93 CAD at the time of this article).
While no official North American availability has been announced, Mercedes says the EQA is currently being considered for a Canadian and US launch.