The World Premiere of the New All-Electric EQS SUV!
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new EQS SUV on Tuesday, the company’s first domestically made all-electric SUV in the United States market.
The car is the EQS sedan’s sister, but it has seats for up to 7 passengers and a taller, higher stance. According to Mercedes, it will compete with the BMW iX and Tesla Model X.
The EQS SUV, like the sedan, has a clever interior design with three displays that cover almost the entire instrument dashboard. The displays are covered with a 56-inch curved glass surface, one being a passenger screen that is invisible to the driver.
The German carmaker said that the SUV is set to enter production in the following months at its Mercedes-Benzs factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and to arrive in the United States showrooms in late 2022. Manufacturing in the United States is part of the company’s goal to build 8 new fully-electric cars at seven different locations across three continents.
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released a price for the EQS SUV, although it is expected to cost more than $100,000. Prices for EQS sedan versions range from $102,000 to $126,000.
Like the sedan, the EQS SUV will be available in two variants at first, including a “580 4MATIC” version featuring two electric motors with 536 hp and 633 lb-ft of torque.
The EQS SUV’s estimated electric range for the United States has not been revealed by Mercedes-Benz, although the sedan version can travel up to 350 miles per charge, according to the United States EPA. The EQS SUV comes standard with many convenience and safety features, including the latest Mercedes driver assistance technology, which can control vehicle parts such as acceleration and braking when activated.
The EQS SUV has its own air-freshener scent, “No. 6 MOOD Mimosa.” According to the firm, the scent is “an earthy aroma with a hint of sensuality” and is created just for cars.