Mercedes EQA and EQB electric crossover prototypes spotted

Mercedes EQA and EQB electric crossover prototypes spotted

January 11, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The German company Mercedes is testing prototypes of the EQA and EQB electric crossovers. New for 2022 model year received the minimum amount of camouflage.

After the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the next all-electric vehicles of the German brand are the EQA and EQB crossovers. Battery-powered versions of the standard GLA-Class and GLB-Class were supposed to debut last year, but the coronavirus pandemic had other plans, prompting the automaker to delay the launch dates for both electric vehicles this year.

Unfortunately, the automaker did not give an exact date for the presentations, at least for the EQA. Thanks to the foreign YouTube channel walkoARTvideos, we can again see test prototypes of German novelties that received minimal camouflage.

A more boxy EQB was discovered during a test drive at the Nürburgring racetrack.

Both EV crossovers share a lot in terms of design, but the EQB is obviously less sleek than the EQA. The new headlights and taillights, as well as similar closed grilles like the ones you see on the Mercedes EQC, are strikingly similar across these crossovers. Inside, expect the same cabin as their traditional combustion engine counterparts.

However, at the moment there are no details about what exactly the electrical innovations will be equipped with. Previously shown in 2017, the EQA crossover concept was powered by two electric motors with a combined output of 268 horsepower (500 Nm). Its 60 kWh lithium-ion battery could provide a range of 400 kilometers. That said, this concept was a three-door hatchback, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the production model is completely different in terms of powertrain performance.

The EQB has already been confirmed for the US market, while it was previously said that the debut delay for EQA could stretch up to nine months from the original plan. It is assumed that a “charged” version of the Mercedes-AMG EQA will appear.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Mercedes showed an ultra-wide screen of the electric EQS. The German automaker has released a teaser for the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan. Tomorrow, the official presentation of the unprecedented screen width of the infotainment system will take place, which can also be used by passengers.