Is This Mercedes’s EQ Electric SUV Hiding Under All This Camo?

Mercedes-Benz has a new ‘EQ’ sub-brand, similar to BMW’s ‘i’, to challenge the likes of various zero-emission vehicles in the market.

The family will include a fully electric SUV that will rival the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace, and is expected to debut next year.

Mercedes‘ EV SUV is believed to have been spied testing out in Germany, and to have evolved from a mule that tried to hide under the body of a GLC last year, into a prototype.

The layers of camouflage, combined with plastic cladding added to it, don’t allow us to see its design just yet, and it’s possible that it isn’t the aforementioned SUV after all. But if this is indeed an EQ model, then it uses an electric powertrain, just like the Generation EQ Concept that previewed the production version last year. The show car, which was presented in Paris, had a pair of electric motors, delivering 402hp and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque and a 70kWh battery pack.

Expect more EQ models to arrive in the coming years, alongside the SUV, as the family should gain another crossover and a sedan, among others, as Mercedes wants to make its presence felt in the EV car market.

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  • Hamster

    From the headlamp design it is absolutely EQ…

  • Craig

    Are all of these new EV batteries coming from the same place? Or are they creating their own battery packs?

    • Shahul Usman

      creating own.. they are spending near 11 billion on EV plants and construction

      • Ermal Morina

        They’re taking it very seriously.The competition should take note

        • PK

          definitely! if i were tesla i would hit the panic button!

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