Mercedes-Benz EQC will officially go on sale in the country from October 8. It is expected to carry a sticker price of around Rs. 1.20 Crores.
Mercedes-Benz is on a roll these days. The German-carmaker is introducing its products one after the other in the country. Now, the brand is all set to launch its very-first electric SUV – EQC 400 4-Matic. Mercedes-Benz EQC will also be the country’s first luxury-electric SUV after its launch that will take place on October 8. The EQC will not have any direct rival to face as of now. Talking of its price, Mercedes-Benz will most likely be pricing it around Rs. 1.2 Crore (excluding taxes, PAN-India).
Based on the GLC, the EQC is powered by two asynchronous DC motors, which are placed right over the axles. These motors source power from an 81kWh lithium-ion battery pack that comprises of 384 cells. Together, all of this equipment aids the EQC with a rated power output of 408 PS and 760 Nm. It uses reduction gears at both the axles, which filter the power from the motor to the differentials. Hence, EQC can reach the 100 kmph mark in just 5.1 seconds. The top speed, however, is limited at 180 kmph to preserve the much-needed range, which the carmaker claims is 471 km.
On the outside, the EQC gets a minimalistic design with some distinctive design elements. It gets a massive grille at the front, which also features electronically-controlled vents. The headlamps are massive too and get bi-projector setup with optic-fibre LED DRLs that stretch across the width of the car. A similar treatment can be seen for the tail lamps as well. The EQC rides on a set of 20-inch wheels, which feature diamond-cut finish with blue elements.
On the inside, the EQC gets a single housing for the two 12.3-inch screens, which serves the function of the instrument console and infotainment unit. Both of these screens are configurable to a pretty wide extent. To perform the exercise, there are a slew of buttons that are placed around the driver on the steering wheel, dashboard and centre console. The interior of the EQC feels premium because of the materials that are used. Also, it is a quiet place to be in.