It has been more than a year since Mercedes-Benz revealed its new electric vehicle sub-brand called EQ, along with the Generation EQ concept. At the time, the company stated an SUV will be the first product to be introduced under the EQ brand, likely called the EQ C.

Prototypes of the electric SUV were spotted in the past, and here it is again undergoing cold-weather testing. As with an earlier sighting, the vehicle in question bears much resemblance to the current GLC, but its imbued with cues from the 2016 concept.

For instance, the LED light strips integrated within the headlights appear to mimic those seen on the Generation EQ. The camouflage makes it hard to tell if they will frame the SUV’s grille, which will likely be downsized, or omitted, in light of its zero-emissions powertrain. Around the back, we spot some suitably slim taillights as well, although the graphics are a little different.

The first Mercedes-Benz EQ model will reportedly be underpinned by a new, modular electric platform called EVA. The dedicated architecture will see modular battery packs be installed between the two axles, with capacities said to go as high as 110 kWh.

On the Generation EQ concept, a 70 kWh battery was featured, allowing for a range of up to 500 km. Motivation is provided by two electric motors, one for each axle, with a total system output of 402 hp (300 kW) and 700 Nm of torque. The vehicle can be charged via a wallbox or wireless induction.

The EQ range will also include other models including a compact hatchback, and if these trademark applications are to be believed, will include models named EQ E, EQ G and EQ S.