Mercedes-Benz India has officially announced that the Mercedes EQC EV will launch in India later this year to become the first all-electric model from the German carmaker.
Five models which conform to the BSVI standards have been introduced by Mercedes-Benz prior to the April 2020 target date. Accordingly, it is thinking about launching a variety of hybrid and electric vehicles in India with the former being considered to be locally assembled. Electrical vehicles are expected to contribute 25% of the luxurious auto manufacturer’s international sales before 2025.
Commenting on the localization potentialities of the Mercedes EQC in India, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India, stated,
“For localising, I would see hybrid as the first step because I think it has the higher market potential in the mid-term. So, if you look into the localisation of new electric vehicle I would think it’s in the hybrid area.”
The EQC EV was officially debuted at the Paris Motor Show. Developed on the profoundly refined version of the Mercedes GLC's architecture with the newest design philosophy, the EQC is expected to feature a contemporary design. In the front, a wide nose cone will be positioned between two angular LED headlamps. The grille, though might seem unnecessary, will be added to the front to create its face. On the side profile, you can realize aerodynamically optimized light alloy wheels. In the rear, fashionable LED taillights will be present.
The Mercedes EQC will have a contemporary exterior design
Taking the inspiration from the E-Class, A-Class and S-Class, the most outstanding feature inside the cabin will be a modern-looking dashboard with the similar infotainment unit and instrument cluster. In the place of the conventional leather ornaments will be the stamped materials to make the cabin more modern. Also, customers will be offered a wide variety of synthetic, natural and recycled materials, thanks to numerous seating options.
The most prominent feature in the Mercedes EQC electric SUV is the dashboard inspired by previous Mercedes cars
The EQC EV will receive the power from the two electric engines, one on the front axle and the other on the rear. Despite powering the EV together, each of the engines is said to serve a different function. The front one will be "optimized for best possible efficiency," providing longer driving range; on the other hand, the rear one "adds sportiness." When combined with each other, the two motors can produce a total power of 402.14 hp and a torque of 765 Nm. However, it would be a serious mistake to forget to mention the impressive acceleration speed and drive range of the new EQC. Mercedes has claimed that the EV can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in less than 5 seconds and can cover a travel range of 500 km/charge, thanks to the 80 kWh battery pack.
The Mercedes EQC is powered by two electric motors: each one for a different function
The Mercedes EQC electric SUV, with a futuristic looking exterior, modern interior and impressive performance, proves to be a potential vehicle for the Indian EV segment. But in a price-conscious market like India, it remains to be seen whether the EQC, a premium electric vehicle, will become popular with the Indian auto buyers or not. The luxury auto manufacturer has not revealed the price of the upcoming electric SUV, so stay tuned with us to get updated on the latest information on the vehicle.
The Mercedes EQC 2020 has great potentialities to become a popular EV of the Indian auto buyers