Mercedes-Benz India is ready to launch its first-ever electric vehicle in India – the EQC on October 8, 2020. The all-electric SUV was unveiled in 2018, and that we first drove it in 2019. Much recently we bought you our India review also where we told you all about the India-bound Mercedes-Benz EQC, which in fact will come to our shores as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) model. Also, the EQC, and Mercedes’ subsequent electric vehicles, are going to be sold under the company’s (EV) brand EQ, which was launched in India in January this year.
The SUV is predicted to return in just one option – Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 – possibly offered during a few different trim options
Now, being a full import, the Mercedes-Benz EQC will attract an honest premium, and that we expect the electrical SUV to be priced in India around ₹ 1.25 crore (ex-showroom, India). Right now, the SUV is predicted to return in just one option – Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 – possibly offered during a few different trim options. While immediately the EQC doesn’t have an immediate rival in India, Audi India is prepping to launch the e-Tron electric SUV to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s electric SUV.
Visually, the new Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with a multi-slat grille with a U-shaped chrome surround, alongside LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. the massive alloy wheels also accompany blue accents that signify its electric nature, while the rear section comes with sleek wraparound LED taillamps connected by an LED strip. The cabin, at an equivalent time, gets a minimalist design, with the twin 12.3-inch screens angled towards the driving force, alongside a multi-functional wheel and a signature centre console with the trackpad. The SUV also gets the MBUX infotainment system with Me, Mercedes, offering a variety of connected car functions.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with two electric motors that generate a cumulative power of 402 bhp alongside 765 Nm of peak torque. the 2 electric motors are positioned at the front and rear axles, helping the SUV with an all-wheel-drive configuration. the corporate claims that the battery gains the Mercedes-Benz EQC which is an 80kW lithium-ion unit is capable of providing a golf range of 450 – 471 km per when fully charged. the electrical SUV can sprint from standstill to 100 kmph in merely 5.1 seconds before hitting the highest speed of 180 kmph, which is electronically limited.