January 21, 2021 By C! Magazine Staff

The new EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric offering in crossover guise

The future is electric. This is most apparent as carmakers like Mercedes-Benz launch models like the new EQA all-electric crossover.

Yes, the newest member of the German luxury carmaker’s EQ or electrified line-up spawns a crossover, which is arguably one of, if not the most popular segments today. In this case, it takes its cue from the smallest crossover in the range, the GLA.

While it may look like a regular GLA from the outside, the EQA has a closed off grille (since there’s o internal combustion engine to cool), as well as revised headlights and taillamps. Inside, the main difference is the instrument cluster, which now displays EV specific information.

The biggest change is underneath the vehicle. Gone are the internal combustion engines and in their place is a single motor electric unit that puts out 188bhp. Using a 66.5kWh battery, it can take the EQA up to 468kms on a single charge.

Mercedes-Benz, however, says that the EQA 250, as it is dubbed, is only the beginning. Other variants will follow soon, including a dual motor unit that promises more than 500kms of driving on a single charge.

Yes, the future is definitely electric for Mercedes-Benz. And it serves it up now, with deliveries beginning in the 2nd quarter of the year.

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