Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz EQA

The German premium auto brand Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new all-electric SUV, the EQA. It’s an electric SUV that bears resemblance to the popular GLA brand of Mercedes-Benz SUVs. It’s priced starting at 47,540 euros ($57,550) in Germany and expected to go on sale in the first half of 2021.

The EQA is the smallest electric SUV to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. Its specifications and features include;

  • 265 miles (426km) of range for the standard EQA 250 option
  • Output  188 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque
  • 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds
  • Drag coefficient of 0.28
  • Lithium-ion battery with 200 cells, DC fast charging
  • Assisted driving

Both in its exterior and interior, the EQA bears much resemblance to the GLA brand of Mercedes-Benz SUVs but in its case is all-electric. It seems ideal for customers that prefer the GLA vehicles but are looking to switch to an eco-friendly option.

Mercedes-Benz EQA

Mercedes-Benz EQA interior

The EQA is the second electric SUV unveiled by Mercedes-Benz after the EQC, which like the EQA bore resemblance to an already-existing Mercedes-Benz SUV, the GLC in its case. The EQC has gone into production and began selling in Europe but not outside the continent.

Like many other automakers, Mercedes-Benz and its parent Daimler are doubling down on the market for electric vehicles for future prospects. In Mercedes-Benz’s case, the company is starting by applying its appeal for premium SUVs to the electric market.

Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released sales figures for the EQC electric SUV so it’s hard to judge if the company is seeing adequate success in the electric SUV market for now. However, the unveiling of another electric SUV hints at Mercedes having good prospects that’s made it double down on the area.

The standard version of the EQA will have 265 miles (426km) of driving range on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard. Another option with more than 500km of range will also be offered by Mercedes-Benz.

Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz

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