The original launch was delayed for a year, now called off indefinitely.
Benz will focus on the more stringent European markets.
The EQS will be the first new EV later this year.
The EQC was a shoo-in as an early entry into the increasingly crowded electric SUV segment Mercedes-Benz. The small luxury SUV would have slotted itself somewhere in the middle of the pack with its announced price-point, power, and range. Unfortunately for North America, Mercedes-Benz has decided to delay the SUV’s introduction.
To show how serious Benz was, they’d even priced it at $68,895 back in 2019. The EQC was expected to land on our shores last year but for a number of reasons including focusing on European markets, the introduction was delayed until 2021. Benz now sites market developments as the main reason for indefinitely postponing the SUV’s debut. As before, they’ve opted to concentrate on Europe for the SUV, according to Electrek.
This decision will not hamper the German brand’s plans to launch the large luxury electric EQS sedan later this year. It seems clear to us that demand for the EQC would far outweigh the availability causing supply issues. The EQS, on the other hand, should not generate anywhere as much volume.