The next addition to the Mercedes-Benz EQ line-up will be a sedan, but it will not be an all-electric version of the current W205 C-Class. Instead, the EQ sedan will be built on the EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture) platform, which has been developed around the existing Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA), according to an Autocar UK report.

The sedan will join already confirmed EQ models that includes the EQC SUV as well as the EQA hatchback. While the EQC is set to go on sale in selected markets next year, the sedan might not arrive until 2022.

Mercedes-Benz plans to reveal ten new electric models by 2025, all using the same platform that features a “skateboard” chassis where the batteries are packed into the floor. This allows for a lower centre of gravity and better interior space – a common practice among makers of electric cars.

With this direction, the C-Class will continue being offered with conventional combustion engines as well as plug-in hybrid powertrains. A recent facelift introduced mild-hybrid variants to the mix, and will be joined by diesel plug-in hybrid variants in the future.