Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos of the EQC, an upcoming model from its electric vehicle sub-brand EQ. The EQC was first previewed by the Generation EQ during the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and is seen here undergoing cold-weather testing alongside the GLC F-Cell.

Design-wise, the car certainly looks to be of a similar size to the GLC, but with a few revisions to reflect its zero-emissions powertrain like the unconventional front grille. Other noticeable differences are the headlights, which feature unique LED light strips for the DRLs.

These details match up to what we’ve seen in previous spyshots, with the EQC sporting a pair of slender taillights around back. Rumour has it the vehicle will be underpinned by the German automaker’s EVA modular EV platform.

Aside from the photos, details about what will power the all-electric SUV remain a mystery. However, Mercedes-Benz did say each new model was subjected to extreme testing conditions (-35 degrees Celsius, snow-covered roads and ice on frozen lakes) in northern Sweden to ensure all electrical components held up and continued to perform. Also, a market launch is set to take place in 2019.

The Generation EQ was equipped with two electric motors, one on each axle, for a total output of 402 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Modular lithium-ion batteries with capacities of over 70 kWh (500 km range) could be installed on the concept, with charging done via a usual wallbox or wireless induction.

As for the GLC F-Cell, the car you see here is still in pre-production form, much like the one we saw in Frankfurt last year. The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is claimed to be the first to also feature plug-in capability, with up to 437 km of range on tap.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz EQC spyshots

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell pre-produciton