Mercedes has revealed the third car in its ‘EQ’ electric range – the EQA.
Based on the compact GLA SUV, the EQA will be the entry point into the Mercedes EV range, with the brand describing it as an “excellent compromise between performance, costs and time to market”.
Slotting beneath the EQC SUV and EQV MPV, this new model will initially just be available in an ‘EQA 250’ form, and features a 140kW electric motor producing 187bhp, while a 66.5kWh battery is said to allow for a range of 265 miles – putting it on par with the Volkswagen ID.3. A 30-minute DC rapid charge will also be able to top up the battery from flat to 80 per cent.
Mercedes has maximised safety with the EQA by its battery being housed within a special frame, while a range of driver assistance tech is also available, including exit warnings and help with manoeuvring.
Full UK specs have yet to be announced, though the firm says all versions will include LED headlights, an electric tailgate and the acclaimed ‘Mercedes-Benz User Experience’ infotainment system, which includes a large touchscreen and digital dial system.
Pricing is yet to be announced, but expect models to be available from around £40,000 when deliveries begin in the spring.Enquire on a new Mercedes EQA