Mercedes-Benz has shared the first official images of the EQS SUV, a model called to become the largest electric SUV in its range. This colossal car, based on the same EVA 2.0 platform as the EQS sedan, will militate in the F segment (representative SUV).
Although the exterior of the vehicle is still covered in camouflage, it can be seen that it will maintain the master lines of the Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS: both the headlights and the front shield will be very similar to those of the rest of the members of the EQ family, while the lateral line will flee from the current fashion for “coupé” SUVs to bet on a relatively conventional silhouette.
It will be precisely this that will allow Mercedes-Benz to offer a cabin for up to seven seats (probably also available in other configurations). Contrary to the exterior, the brand has shown the interior completely uncovered, although it should be noted that, broadly speaking, its dashboard is practically identical to that of the EQS with saloon bodywork.
Thus, the EQS SUV will maintain the MBUX Hyperscreen system of the EQE and EQS, a gigantic display made up of three screens (digital instrumentation, central panel, and display for the co-driver) that covers the entire width of the dashboard. However, just like its siblings, it will only be available as an option.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will be presented in April
In the absence of official confirmation, the new model is expected to exclusively mount a 107.8 kWh capacity battery pack, which should allow it to exceed 600 km WLTP of autonomy in its most efficient versions. Although it will have good aerodynamics (at least for an SUV), it will be far from the 784 km WLTP achieved by the sedan.
As for the load, it should be able to reach peak powers of 200 kW in direct current, going from 10 to 80% in 31 minutes. It is expected to have rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, as well as high-performance ( Mercedes-AMG ) and luxury ( Mercedes-Maybach ) variants.
The official presentation of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will take place on April 19, although deliveries in the European market will not begin until December. It will be produced at the US plant in Tuscaloosa, where the EQE SUV will initially also be assembled, with which it has shared development.