The upcoming arrival of the EQS sedan in the Mercedes-Benz family is only the first step towards a more extensive electrification of the range. But to attract an increasingly demanding clientele, the Stuttgart-based giant has to offer a nice lineup of utility vehicles, including the EQB, the purely electric variant of the GLB.
At the time of writing, Mercedes-Benz is also preparing the arrival of the EQE and EQS crossovers, two utility vehicles that will replace the current GLE and GLS. Like the two models currently on the market, the EQE and EQS liveries are being developed jointly, which means they will likely share several components.
As reported by British magazine Autocar, the automaker is also working on an electric variant of the G-Class, the model that could simply be called EQG. The latter would also make use of a quartet of electric motors, a configuration that could delay its launch to 2024, if the British publication’s speculation is to be believed.
Unsurprisingly, both new additions will be offered in regular or AMG livery, the performance division’s badge that still has plenty of credibility with driving enthusiasts. Also expect to see production versions of both electric SUVs (EQE and EQS) at the Chinese auto shows in Beijing in April and Guangzhou in November.
The seven-seat EQS crossover is tentatively expected to receive a 108 kWh battery pack with an estimated 516 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of peak torque, figures very similar to the new EQS 580 4MATIC sedan. A Maybach livery will also be available for the world’s better off.
The EQE utility vehicle will get a 90.6 kWh battery and two possible configurations, one with a rear engine and a second with two engines. The base single-engine model may not be available in Canada, given the popularity of 4MATIC versions in the country.
We’ll be watching the development of these two new electric models during 2022.