It’s not the first time we’ve heard about Mercedes’ all-electric crossover SUV. Moreover, our photographers have caught the testing vehicle before. Though, it was hiding beneath the shell of the GLC, so we were unable to see what’s actually going on. This time, however, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is showing some production cues, so we can create some picture of what’s cooking beneath the camouflage.
Even though it’s impossible to measure the exact footprint of the prototype, we are pretty sure about the measures. The EQC electric will feature roughly the same measures as the GLC. It’s pretty simple as a matter of cast, because the last letter signifies size and position, meaning it’s going to be an equivalent with the C-Class.
The exterior design is still unknown, yet judging by the first spy shots, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC could feature some really interesting details. How we see it, the SUV might look significantly funkier than the GLC, thanks to really dynamic hood and rooflines, as well as to oversized fenders.
No matter how important may be the look for the first impression it really counts what’s under the skin. According to our insiders, the electric crossover will use the Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) platform. This is important because thus we know what to expect. The architecture provides space for battery strictly in the flour, while electric motors are going to be mounted on both axles.
The production version may not use exactly the same powertrain as the earlier EQ concept, but the principle with be essentially identical. The concept has been introduced with a pair of electric motors, which deliver a combined output of 400 horsepower. According to Mercedes, by using the system, the SUV should be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 for less than 5.0 seconds. All-wheel-drive will be the only option of course, though the carmaker has promised to offer several drivetrain options in order to cover various price points. Deutsche Accumotive Company will be in charge to produce the battery, or better to say batteries for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC. Still, we don’t really know anything about it, except it’s going to be larger from 70-kWh. The carmaker promised a driving range on a single charge over 300 miles and this is pretty much everything at this point.
Mercedes’ SUV EV will make its debut in the second half of 2019. We don’t know how much is going to cost the vehicle. On the other hand, we know for sure that the EQC isn’t going to be alone. No, the producer has promised 9 EVs until 2025.