The Mercedes-Benz EQA idea, the most recent in what could turn into a
rising all-electric sub-brand for the automaker, barely broke
cowl final week in a teaser shot and video. As we speak, Mercedes
launched a aspect shot that clearly exhibits it is a hatchback.
Following within the footsteps of the
EQ crossover idea from the 2016 Paris auto present, the EQA
seems to marry a bit of previous, a bit of new, one thing
borrowed, and one thing blue into a brand new electrical automobile.
From the photographs and video, we are able to see that the EQA is the
new variant from the automaker’s electrical “skateboard”
platform, dubbed Modular Electrical Structure. The primary
manufacturing mannequin from the MEA platform is extensively anticipated to be
a crossover-type automobile referred to as EQC that may tackle the Tesla
Mannequin Y and electrical BMW X3,
which is because of begin manufacturing in 2019.
The title could give us a clue to its measurement, as properly. The EQA could
comply with Benz’s previous naming scheme for automobile
classes, a la A-Class, C-Class, E-Class, and so on., which might
put the idea on the smaller finish of a attainable new model
that is slated to incorporate 10 automobiles by 2022.
Though hatchbacks are unpopular physique type within the U.S., the
physique type speaks to the worldwide intentions of the automobile—particularly
after a protracted authorized battle for the EQ title in China.
The brand new shot and accompanying video present a transparent define of a
hatch that borrows liberally from the GLA, which is a
tall-riding hatchback in crossover garments.
The automaker was scant on particulars to associate with its EQA
teasers, however we all know from earlier ideas that MEA ought to
characteristic a variety of round 300 miles and be priced inside
earshot of its internal-combustion-powered counterparts
We’ll have to attend for official particulars on the EQA till the
Frankfurt auto present, which begins September 12. For extra
out our devoted hub.
(As for blue? Did you see these headlights?)