Latest reports suggest that the new 2019 Mercedes EQA could hit the market by the end of the year. We have already seen a concept version last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Even then, it was pretty clear that the new concept is pretty much production-ready. The new model will be a completely electric, the second one in the company’s recently-established EQ line. While first two letters suggest its all-electric nature, the last one aligns with its size. So, it becomes obvious that the new 2019 EQA will be a small hatchback with a similar size to the entry-level A-Class.
However, this will probably be the only common thing. The new models come with a completely new design philosophy, which includes latest technologies and design language. For this occasion, the company will introduce a new platform, as well as a new design language, which includes plenty of amazing details.
2019 Mercedes EQA design
The 2019 Mercedes EQA is an all-new model. It will be the second model of the new EQ line, after the original GLC. For this occasion, we will see a new platform. If we rely on concept’s dimensions, we can see that the new model will feature a wheelbase of about inch longer, compared to the current B-Class. However, exterior dimensions will be smaller in all aspects.
On the other side, there is a completely new styling. The new 2019 Mercedes EQA Concept came in a three-door hatchback body style, but we expect to see a five-door version in the offer as well. Thanks to the new platform, we will see a more efficient usage of the interior, despite the fact that there is still a big volume reserved for the battery pack. Besides advanced design solutions and technologies. The new hatchback will also feature very attractive styling.
2019 Mercedes EQA styling
Besides excellent driving characteristics and design solutions, the new 2019 Mercedes EQA will also feature very attractive styling. It is pretty much certain that the new model will closely resemble the concept version in terms of exterior look. We will see all those fast and smooth lines. Also, the attractiveness of the car’s shape will be augmented with various hi-tech details, such as laser-fiber headlights. The grille of the new model is definitely one of the highlights. Instead of a classic grille, you will find a model’s black panel. It displays different lighting structures, depending on drive mode. In the base Sport mode, you can see a familiar pair of horizontal light bars that radiate from the center-mounted Mercedes-Benz star. On the other side, Sport Plus makes vertical light bars appear on the panel, which is something that we can see on the company’s hi-performance AMG models.
2019 Mercedes EQA powertrain
For this occasion, the company developed a completely new electric powertrain. The 2019 Mercedes EQA comes with two electric motors, one for each axle. Combined output goes around 268 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. With such amazing numbers, excellent performances are certain. So, this hatchback will be able to go from zero to sixty in about five seconds. Also, the company promised a choice of several batteries with different capacity. The biggest battery pack will be good for 60 kWh, which should be enough for a max range of 250 miles. Also, expect things like the fast-charging option, wireless induction etc.
2019 Mercedes EQA release date and price
The new 2019 Mercedes EQA should hit the market by the end of the year. We still don’t know how much it will cost. However, we can presume that will go in a similar range as its competitors. Speaking of the competition, arch rivals should be models like Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt etc.