2019 Geneva Motor Show : Mercedes Benz EQV Concept
March 10, 2019
Mercedes showcased its electric MPV concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Tagged as the Mercedes Benz EQV, the car shares its underpinning with the V class, making this, the brand’s first ever electric MPV.
While the overall silhouette, remains to be quite similar to the V class, a slight redesigned bumper, new grille and new 19 inch alloys, give the car a very electric future appeal. Overall, length, visuals and aids remains to be unchanged or unknown and will be revealed over the course of production. Like the V class MPV, the car’s interior space is largely identical despite the addition of batteries. The EQV offers same seating configuration setup, with an option of having between six and eight seats. The dashboard on the Concept EQV sports Mercedes-Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment system with voice and gesture control.
Powering the concept is a 100 kW floor board battery producing 204 hp of power, which guarantees a range of around 500 kms and a top speed of 160 kph. With the help of chi rapid charging, the V class can be topped up for a range of 100 kms in just 15 mins.
Mercedes launched the standard V class just few weeks ago in India, however, things remain to be seen about the electric variant. The timeline of production and launch in our market will depend upon company’s plan and portfolio.
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