Mercedes EQ A Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt

Mercedes has released a new teaser image of the EQ A concept.

Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept previews an entry-level electric vehicle from the company’s new EQ brand.

Little is known about the model but the teaser image shows the concept will have a signal bar grille with an illuminated Mercedes logo. The concept also has distinctive headlights and a black appliqué on the hood.

That’s not much to go on but previous reports have suggested the concept will be a five-seat hatchback that rides on the new MEA platform.

Mercedes recently confirmed plans to build an assortment of entry-level EQ models at its plant in Rastatt, Germany. The EQ A is expected to be one of the first and it could arrive as early as 2019.

Destined to battle the BMW i3, the EQ A will reportedly have a single electric motor that powers the front wheels. The company could eventually introduce a performance variant which adds a rear electric motor for additional power and all-wheel drive.

The EQ A is expected to cost around £35,000 ($45,368 / €38,255) and become one of the company’s best-selling electric vehicles.

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  • Bash

    Damn! They gonna put that hideous chin on their EVs too!

  • Dennis James

    They are like 3-6 years too late.

  • fabri99

    I love that the only thing they are showing is the totally unoriginal and wildly overused (by like ten different car makers at the same time) exagonal front grille.

  • KidRed

    Hmm, I dunno, the logo could be bigger I think if they made the grille taller?