The Mercedes EQS is getting all the attention, but the company is getting ready to pull the wraps off the all-new EQA.
Spotted undergoing testing with minimal disguise, the EQA is essentially an electric version of the GLA.
As a result, the EQA has a familiar design and a handful of special touches which distinguish it from the GLA. The most noticeable change is a fully enclosed grille which features illuminated accents. The model also adopts a slightly revised front bumper, but the AMG Line variant remains pretty faithful to its GLA counterpart.
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Additional changes are limited, but the model has been equipped with a unique rear bumper which features vents that are surrounded by chrome trim. The crossover also has an electric charging port on the passenger side as well as what could be EQA badging near the A-pillar.
Mercedes has been teasing the EQA for nearly a year and previous reports have suggested it was supposed to be launched in 2020. However, the model was reportedly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now expected to debut in the next few months.
The exact timing remains a mystery as does the crossover’s powertrain options. However, reports have suggested we can expect multiple battery packs with capacities ranging from 60 to 110 kWh. They will reportedly enable the model to have a range of at least 248 miles (400 km) on a single charge.
The EQA is also slated to be offered with multiple electric motors as well as an optional all-wheel drive system. Specifications are elusive, but the crossover could have outputs of 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS), 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) and 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS).