The new serial SUV Mercedes-Benz EQC will be presented next weekAugust 27, 2018
Concern Daimler named the date of the official premiere of the commercial electric crossover Mercedes-Benz EQC. On the eve of the debut of the novelty, the Germans also distributed a video model of the model on which it was imprinted without camouflage.
The first demonstration of the EQC electric cycle will be held on September 4 this year in Stockholm. The public debut of the precursor of the SUV – the concept Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ – was held in 2016 in the Paris Motor Show. Judging by the short clip and previously published photo of the test prototypes, the silhouette of the serial model is almost the same as the prototype of the two-year-old prototype, but the front part and the stern have been altered.
On the “filling” of the commodity SUV in Mercedes has not yet been kept. It is known only that the crossover is built on a new modular platform designed specifically for future electric cars of the company. The Concept Generation EQ is equipped with two electric motors (one on each axis) and a block of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 70 kWh. The cumulative yield of the prototype is 408 hp (700 Nm), claimed power reserve – about 500 km. From place to 100 km/h Generation EQ Concept accelerates in less than five seconds.
The electric locomotive Mercedes-Benz EQC will be on sale next year. Its main competitors will be the SUV Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-Pace, BMW iX3 and Audi e-tron. The first two models are already available on the global market, and the “Germans” are just preparing for the premiere.
By the way, with the display of its serial electric SUV Mercedes will outperform Audi only for several days. The conveyor variant of e-tron should be presented September 17 in San Francisco. The model of the Ingolstad brand also needs to reach dealers in 2019. As for BMW, the Bavarian brand will present the electric version of X3 only in 2020.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Daimler singled out EQ as a separate brand: by 2022, it plans to produce at least a dozen models. After the EQC crossover, an electric hatch, probably based on the EQA concept, is likely to get onto the conveyor.