The Electric Mercedes-Benz EQA Crossover Will Make its Global Debut on Jan 20
【Summary】The global unveil of the fully-electric Mercedes Benz EQA crossover is scheduled for January 20, 2021. Mercedes-Benz will introduce its electric crossover via an online event, which has become a standard practice in the industry because of the ongoing global pandemic.
Mercedes-Benz is aggressively expanding its EV portfolio. The company has announced that battery-powered versions of the Maybach, G-Wagon, and AMG nameplates will soon make their global debut.
The German luxury brand has also confirmed that it will be introducing six new battery-only vehicles by the end of next year. In the meantime, Mercedes is generating a lot of excitement as it gets ready to unveil yet another electric crossover, which will be part of the Tri-Star brand's electric-only EQ range.
The battery-powered SUV will be called EQA, and the global unveil of the model has been scheduled for January 20, 2021.
Mercedes-Benz will introduce its electric crossover via an online event, which has become a standard practice in the EV industry because of the ongoing global pandemic. The company's EQ range of EVs will make its way stateside with the EQS sedan.
Like the EQS, which is an all-electric version of the company's flagship S-Class, the upcoming Mercedes EQA will be an electric-only version of the GLA crossover.
The EQA's virtual world premiere will start at 11:00 AM (CET), and viewers can watch the live event on the company's "Mercedes me" platform.
As a teaser, Mercedes has already confirmed that GLA's electric sibling will share a wide range of features with the internal combustion engine model.
The automaker announced that it will first introduce a 140 KW version, which will be called the EQA 250.
The EQA 250 will be offered as a single motor variant, which will deliver around 188 horsepower. Mercedes claims that the EQA's highly efficient electric drive technology will appeal to the urban and younger buyers.
After the EQA's virtual world premiere on Wednesday, Mercedes Benz plans on announcing more variants to the nameplate's model lineup.
The company already confirmed that a 200 KW model will also join the EQA range sometime later in the product's life cycle.
This version will come equipped with an all-wheel-drive system and a dual-motor setup.
With the growing demand for EVs, the company's decision to introduce a battery-powered version of the GLA crossover is a commendable strategic move, especially considering that crossovers and SUVs are two of the hottest body types in the market right now.
The Mercedes EQA will rival other electric compact utility vehicles in the segment, and its main competitor will be the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge.
The EQA will be manufactured out of the company's Rastatt production facility in Germany. It's expected it to arrive at European dealerships later in the spring.
The company will also build EQA models for the China market, which will be built in the automaker's Beijing facility. Production in China is expected to begin in 2022.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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