After the EQS electric luxury sedan, Mercedes-Benz has showcased its EQB crossover, which will be available with a choice of a seven-seat variant. It has been confirmed that the crossover will go on sale in Europe and China by the end of 2021.
Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the EQB crossover. Positioned in the B-class of Mercedes-Benz cars, the EQB is an all-electric variant of the GLB. While Mercedes-Benz has not disclosed every detail of the EQB, it has confirmed that electric crossover will go on sale in the European markets and China by the end of 2021. The North American launch will take place by the first half of 2022, which could be the same time when the EQB debuts in the Indian market.
The EQB will be launched with a battery pack starting from 66.5kWh, which will have a power output of 268bhp (200kW). Mercedes-Benz has also confirmed that there will be variants with a longer range and a larger battery pack. For now, the range that has been unveiled stands at 419km according to the WLTP cycle. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled (seen in pictures) the 350 4MATIC variant of the EQB, with the all-wheel-drive system; however, its specifications are unknown at the moment.
The EQB will be available in both five-seat and seven-seat layouts. The latter will get an optional feature to slide and adjust the second row up to 140mm, which will translate into more legroom for occupants in the third row.
The exterior bits are very similar to those of the EQC on sale in India. The fascia sports a piano finish grill with a three-pointer right upfront. As with most of Mercedes-Benz’s EVs, the EQB also sports a full width of the LED light strip on the front as well on the rear. The EQB will be manufactured at Mercedes-Benz’s facility in Kecskemét, Hungary, which is also the birthplace of the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake plug-in hybrid models.