We’ve caught one more high-riding vehicle while it was testing its abilities in the snow. Judging by the footprint, it’s going to hit the luxury mid-size SUV segment. Still, the appearance of the crossover won’t be a too big problem the regular crew of the class. Instead, it is one more headache Tesla CEO Elon Musk, because you are just looking into one more all-electric car. The problem becomes bigger when you notice the badge. It’s the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC – the EV which will be ready soon and will definitely make a fuss when it arrives. The German car manufacturer hasn’t said anything regarding the arrival of the crossover, but we know that it’s going to be ready before the end of 2019.
What’s more, the electric technology is ready right now. We know that because the carmaker previewed the SUV earlier in concept form. Back then, they’ve introduced an EV with a two-motor system, which delivers exactly 400 horsepower. Each of the electric motors was in charge for one axle, creating a full-time all-wheel-drive. The production-ready model will definitely feature something similar, or even the same. Though, the carmaker has promised several options, so you can expect more- and less potent options from the concept.
The system will be mated to a lithium-ion battery system, which lies down into the floor. Mercedes wasn’t too specific regarding the battery, yet they’ve mentioned that the setup will definitely be larger from 70-kWh and will deliver a driving range over 300 miles.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will ride on a Modular Electric Architecture. The platform isn’t built for the SUV only of course. No, it’s going to be the basis for lots of models, including bigger and smaller crossovers and hatchbacks. Plus, it’s going to support fuel-cell models, which are also a part of Mercedes future plans.
As for the particular prototype, well, it doesn’t show too many details. Moreover, everything it’s totally covered with the heavy camouflage, so we can only speculate at the moment. The front end will likely get Mercedes’ newest grille and headlight designs, as well as a pretty massive bumper. The testing model sits pretty low to the ground, which means that you can forget about any serious off-road adventures. The profile adds a few coupe-lines more-or-less expected, while the rear hatch appears to be totally rounded. Altogether, the crossover looks interesting, don’t you think?