Mercedes has today exposed complete specs and photos of the new Mercedes EQC electrical SUV– the very first car to come from Mercedes’ all-electric EQ (Electric Intelligence) sub-brand.
2019 Mercedes EQC Price and Release Date
The Mercedes EQC is anticipated to have a cost of around ₤ 55,000– making it more affordable than direct rivals such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. The EQC be openly revealed at the Paris motor show in October and is anticipated to go on sale early in 2019.
2019 Mercedes EQC Styling
The Mercedes EQC has an EV twist on the styling you’ll discover on a traditional (petrol or diesel) Mercedes SUV. The clearest distinguishing feature is the front end’s black panel. It’s framed by fibre-optic lighting and surrounds the grille, linking the left and ideal headlights and streaming into the deep front bumper. The headlights themselves look quite unique, too, their blue LEDs, black background and blue ‘Multibeam’ lettering make this quickly recognisable as an EQ model even during the night.
Walk sides of the car and the EQC has a timeless crossover appearance with an SUV roofline and glass location (surrounded in shiny chrome) that slopes down towards the little rear windows. The charging flap is discovered above the rear wheel at the right-hand side of the car and the big alloy wheels– you can select from 19, 20 and 21-inch versions– are likewise readily available with blue highlights on 2 of the sizes. Unlike its other SUVs, Mercedes hasn’t fitted the EQC with roofing system rails rather you get accessory points incorporated into the roofing to enhance aerodynamics.
The rear spoiler does the exact same, it has buttresses that diminish the sides of the rear windshield. The rear end’s most popular feature, nevertheless, is the full-length light bar that twists around the back of the car– just like you’ll have seen in the new Audi Q8– which assists the car appear wider. The last thing you’ll observe is the chrome strip that runs the length of the rear bumper and frames a set of (perhaps the least convincing we have actually seen yet) phony exhaust pipelines.
2019 Mercedes EQC Interior Styling
Just like the exterior, the EQC’s interior has features you’ll find from other Mercedes models– such as the glossy black plastics and infotainment screen that grows from the top of the dash.
However there are likewise lots of styling hints that are special to the EQC. For instance, Mercedes’ turbine-style air vents have actually been switched for rectangle-shaped versions with key-shaped, rose-gold louvres and you get EQC distinct trim pieces that appear like the cooling fins on a stereo amplifier. The EQC gets the exact same LED colour-selectable ambient lighting you ‘d anticipate on other Mercedes model, however in the EQC you likewise get interior fiber optics.
2019 Mercedes EQC Infotainment
2 substantial high-definition 10.25-inch screens handle the car’s infotainment and come fitted as basic to all EQC models. They can be embeded in 3 styles– Modern Classic with routine dials and light colours, Sport– which has a turbine-style screen– and Electric Art which has a digital appearance with a multi-colour screen that emotively informs you precisely what the electrical powertrain is getting up to.
The infotainment screens are managed by means of a touch-sensitive pad that’s situated in between the 2 front seats, by Mercedes Linguatronic voice activation system or straight through the touchscreen.
The infotainment system has different functions that are distinct to the EQC, for instance, it can inform you how power is being dispersed around the car’s four-wheel-drive system. The sat-nav, on the other hand, lists charging locations and (when you have a web connection) their opening times.