Mercedes EQB India To Launch By Late 2022
Mercedes-Benz India is prepared to increase the number of EVs available this year by launching not one, but two new models. The brand will introduce the all-electric EQB SUV to India in Q4 2022 after launching the made-in-India EQS flagship electric sedan.
The EQB SUV, in contrast to the EQS, is an ICE Mercedes GLB SUV that is sold outside of the United States. A few EQ-specific changes, including a blanked-off front grille and a full-width LED light bar at the rear, are made to the seven-seater SUV known as the EQB.
The interior resembles the ICE-powered GLB in considerable part as well. The Mercedes EQB is available in two different tunings around the world: a lower-spec 228 horsepower, dual-motor 300 4Matic, and a higher-spec 292 horsepower, dual-motor 350 4Matic. Mercedes has not yet announced which version will be sold in India.
The all-electric EQS sedan, which will be locally built, will be introduced by Mercedes-Benz India during the holiday season this year, the company has revealed. Additionally, the company has officially announced that the top-of-the-line EQS 580 4Matic will be introduced. It has an all-wheel drive, a dual-motor setup with one on each axle, and a total power of 523hp and 856Nm. The EQS 580 has a claimed range of up to 770km on the WLTP test cycle thanks to its 107.8kWh (net) lithium-ion battery. The ARAI claims that the EQS has a range of about 750 kilometers in India.
The distinctive Hyperscreen infotainment system will come standard on the EQS for India. Three displays—dials, infotainment, and one for the front passenger—are housed in a single, curved screen that spans the width of the dashboard. Additionally, we now know that the India-spec vehicle will roll on 19-inch wheels.
The Chakan plant of the company will construct the EQS as its first electric vehicle. Since no locally produced model shares its born-electric EVA skateboard platform, Mercedes is currently updating its production lines to construct the automobile, including installing the intricate Hyperscreen.