SPYSHOTS: Mercedes-Benz EQA seen on winter test

SPYSHOTS: Mercedes-Benz EQA seen on winter test

Following the debut of the Mercedes-Benz EQC last year, joining the EQB in the Stuttgart automaker’s electric vehicle development to add to its EQ sub-brand is the car you see here, the EQA. Given that the EQB is nearly identical on the outside to the X247 GLB, the EQA here is expected to follow suit, and despite its current disguise, should likewise be very similar to the H247 GLA that was just unveiled.

Changes to the exterior relative to the new GLA should include a closed grille, different headlamps and a different front bumper, the latter to aid aerodynamics for improved efficiency. Despite the camouflage most of the EQA will appear similar to the new GLA in side profile, while the rear end of the EQA will see the number plate relocated to the bumper, and the tail lights will get its own design.

SPYSHOTS: Mercedes-Benz EQA seen on winter test

In terms of powertrain the EQA is expected to be similar to that of the EQB, where battery range of up to 500 km is estimated. The second iteration of the Modular Front Architecture, or MFA2 is shared with the forthcoming EQB and the new GLA, and the lithium-ion battery should similarly be packaged in the floor of the EQA, as it is in the EQB.

Mercedes-Benz has filed trademarks for several model variants of the EQB, and although it isn’t confirmed if all of them will eventually be applied to production models, it is reflective of a range that could also be applicable to the EQA, given that more than one variant of each model will surely materialise.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.


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