Having acknowledged its existence since 2020, Mercedes-Benz has now confirmed it will finally unveil the EQS SUV on April 19. To keep our appetites whetted until then, the company has treated us to a reveal of the car’s interior, showing us its optional seven seats.

The luxury electric crossover gets all the same features as other EQ models, including the 56-inch curved Hyperscreen display panel with triple screens, the slim centre air vents melding into the metallic strip at the top of the dashboard, and the turbine-style corner vents. One thing unique to the EQS SUV is a wood trim option with the Three-pointed Star graphic, continuing Stuttgart’s narcissistic obsession with its own branding.

While the exterior is still camouflaged, it does show a design that is exactly like what we expected – EQ-specific cues like the smooth front fascia, blanked-off grille, flush door handles and slim full-width taillights have been grafted onto a large SUV body. The front windscreen isn’t positioned quite as far forwards as on the EQS and EQE sedans, so there’s a relatively long bonnet.

Mercedes has kept mum on technical details, but we can expect the powertrain options to be identical to the EQS. These include a single rear motor that produces either 215 kW (292 PS) in the EQS 350 or 245 kW (333 PS) in the EQS 450+, as well as twin motors that push out 385 kW (523 PS) in the EQS 580 4Matic.

There should also be the same two battery options – a 90.56 kWh unit with a range of around 638 km on the EQS 350 and a 107.8 kWh battery that enables up to 782 km of range on the EQS 450+ and 679 km on the EQS 580. Those figures are for the sedan, so expect lower numbers for the heavier, less aerodynamic SUV. Also expected is an AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ with 484 kW (658 PS) and a range of up to 586 km.

As with other Mercedes large SUVs, the EQS SUV will be built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the United States, alongside the smaller EQE SUV. Its batteries will be assembled in a new plant in nearby Bibb County, which joins five other battery factories in Stuttgart and Kamenz in Germany, Jawor in Poland, Beijing in China and Bangkok in Thailand.