Even last summer, announcing the upcoming total transition to the production of electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz confirmed its intention to introduce two battery-powered crossovers – the EQS SUV and the EQE SUV – based on the passenger models of the same name during 2022. Now Autocar has found out some details.
Referring to its own unnamed sources, the British edition assures that both new items will debut in China. The flagship SUV with an optional third row of seats should be shown in April at the Beijing Motor Show. It will stretch to 5160mm (56mm shorter than the EQS liftback) and will cost from 90,000 British pounds ($122,200). In turn, the premiere of the EQE SUV will take place in November at an exhibition in Guangzhou. The length of the five-seater crossover will be 4850 mm (140 mm less than the sedan), the starting price is 75 thousand pounds ($101,800).
As in the case of cars, these two models are technically very close and are actually being developed in parallel. Powerplants and batteries are likely to be carried over unchanged to the new bodies: among other things, especially powerful versions from AMG are planned. Crossovers are expected to have class-leading drag coefficients, and insiders are particularly enthusiastic about interiors that “set new standards for Mercedes-Benz.” Obviously, this is not design, but interior space.
The production of Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV and EQE SUV will be launched in the USA at the same plant with fuel GLS and GLE. In 2023, a particularly luxurious Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV with an index of 600 will be released.