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Mercedes Benz EQB EV SUV spied testing in India | Autocar India

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The EQB would be the first 7-seat EV in India; guarantees a spread of as much as 419km on a single cost.

We had reported in July that Mercedes-Benz will likely be launching the EQB 7-seat EV SUV within the Indian market in the direction of the top of 2022. Now, a spy image of the electrical SUV has surfaced, hinting that it will likely be launched right here quickly. The EQB will likely be Mercedes’ third electrical automobile in India, after the EQC SUV and the not too long ago launched EQS sedan. Primarily based on the ICE-powered GLB, it should even be the primary 7-seater EV in India. 

Mercedes Benz EQB: exterior and inside 

Since it’s based mostly on the GLB, the EQB retains the essential design of its ICE counterpart. Nevertheless, there are a couple of parts that make it stand out. It will get EV-specific particulars like a blanked-off entrance grille, together with a distinct headlight design. According to Mercedes’ different EQ fashions, the electrical SUV will get a full-width LED mild bar on the entrance and on the rear. 

On the within too, aside from a splash of gold paint on the turbine-like vents, the EQB’s inside appears to be like equivalent to the GLB, which in flip appears to be like much like the GLA that’s at present on sale right here. 

Mercedes Benz EQB: battery, powertrain and vary 

Globally, the EQB is available in two variants with totally different energy outputs – the EQB 300 that makes 228hp and the EQB 350 that makes a more healthy 292hp. Each variants use a 66.5kWh battery that gives the identical claimed vary of as much as 419km (WLTP). Mercedes-Benz is but to disclose which of the 2 variants we are going to get in India. To maintain prices in examine, Mercedes-Benz is prone to go for the decrease powered EQB 300. 

Now we have pushed the EQB and you may examine our evaluate right here or watch the video

Mercedes Benz EQB: anticipated launch date, value and rivals 

Mercedes-Benz India is gearing as much as launch the EQB by December 2022 and it’ll probably are available in as a full import. With an estimated price ticket of Rs 80 lakh, it will likely be considerably cheaper than the EQC (Rs 99.5 lakh) however is kind of a bit costlier than the Volvo XC40 Recharge (Rs 55.90 lakh). 

The carmaker can even convey the GLB to India in early December. As a full import, the GLB will seemingly be priced within the area of Rs 65 lakh-70 lakh. For extra particulars, you’ll be able to learn our report right here.

All costs, ex-showroom, India

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