- First images of the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQA were released;
- The shape reminds us of the GLA;
- Mercedes-Benz is currently testing it in Sweden.
We have a much better idea of Mercedes-Benz’s next entry-level electric model. Indeed, the silver star division has just released some images of its future EQA, a crossover with dimensions very similar to those of a small utility from the Stuttgart manufacturer.
Despite the bodywork made up by this sticker designed to hide the forms of the bodywork, we can still recognize a silhouette very similar to that of the recent GLA, without the grille of course.
The photos were taken in Sweden where Mercedes-Benz is still testing this new future electric vehicle. Remember that, it’s a good thing the vehicle is subjected to the harsh climate of the Scandinavian country, electric technology loses several miles of range when the temperatures drop below zero. The other point that engineers must work on is the traction of the vehicle which is essential on a slippery surface like a snowy or icy road.
Mercedes-Benz promises a complete unveiling of the vehicle before the end of the year, but for now, information is very limited on the model. That said, if we rely on the performance figures disclosed at the launch of the EQA concept, the small SUV could count on 268 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque thanks to a pair of electric motors.
It’s worth noting that Mercedes-Benz is also working on a variant with a more robust look, called EQB, like the GLA / GLB tandem.