The forthcoming 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is the company’s first all-electric crossover ever built. The 2019 model already arrived and the feedback is more than good. However, the customers aren’t happy with the exterior design that will suffer some further changes. Besides that, the interior looks and feels premium and the performance is great. This model rides on the all-new platform that can accommodate new-generation battery and an electric motor.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC won’t arrive with significant updates, except the exterior changes. An all-electric powertrain delivers impressive performance, the interior is spacious and driving manners are amazing. On the other hand, a range of 200 miles could be better, most of you will agree with that.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Fascinating Design
With 187.4 inches in length, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC slots somewhere between the GLC and GLE models. Unlike the GLC, the EQC model sports a traditional SUV design which was the main problem for most of the customers and car experts. Mercedes is well aware of that so the 2020 model will arrive with a slightly different design approach. It is true, this all-electric crossover lacks the personality that the concept surely had. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC looks like a real electric crossover with classic Mercedes’ front part. That includes the astonishing grille and company’s badge. Knowing that the front end will stay intact.
However, the side profile, the roof, and the rear end will get some further refinements. The rear part isn’t as attractive as the front part. The thin taillights are all-good with the two-piece light units. However, rear bumper needs a change as it looks too spartan. More chrome trims will from now on mimic the existing tailpipes that are gone. Roof rails will appear as standard and the side profile will look much cleaner. Blue accents on the wheels are looking perfect, and all light units with feature a LED lighting system.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Interior Looks Really Unique And Stylish
The interior of the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC will stay intact. The cabin already looks great and premium. The luxury is at a high level at the current model so there is no need for any changes. The layout is also great and the interior holds very upscale materials. Everything from the inside looks really unique and stylish. What else can we expect from the Merc? The instrument cluster adds a 10.25-inch infotainment display and it looks amazing. The dash is unique and it departs from the GLC’s dashboard. We like horizontally oriented outlets and the vertical A/C vents.
Center console holds a single touchpad that looks big and flat. This unit is illuminated by the ambient system with 64 colors. This feature is optional but it looks very futuristic.
As on every Mercedes’ model, even the EQC is offering the AMG Line package. This package comes with a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, sporty pedals, and leather seats. Moreover, you will get additional carbon-fiber trims and AMG floor mats. Electronics inside the cabin is superb. All of the systems are up to date, that includes the infotainment system and navigation.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Will Ride On Two Electric Motors And A Battery Pack
We can describe the drivetrain department as “ups and downs”. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC is a premium electric crossover. Performance is strong and Merc designed a completely new drive system for this model. Everything sounds great, except the driving range that is rated at 200 miles. Many would say the German carmaker flopped with this one, big time. Whatsoever, the EQC model will ride on two electric motors and a battery pack. Together, the motors can generate 402 horses and 564 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are really impressive, we have to admit. A lithium-ion battery owns 384 cells and it sits in the floor between the front and rear axle. Numerous settings are in the offer.
For example, the Comfort setting is a default one. With this one, driving style is more supportive and it becomes dynamic only when it needs to. Eco mode provides higher efficiency. Max Range mode delivers a maximum range possible at the moment. Besides that, the vehicle allows you to customize all of the individual settings in your own way.
Acceleration and Top Speed
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and the top speed is set at 112 mph. While not as quick as the Tesla Model X, those figures are still quite impressive. We just hope the 2020 model will offer something better than the “around 200 miles” driving range.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Price and Release Date
Don’t expect from the premium carmaker such as Merc to deliver an affordable electric crossover. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV model will cost around $57,000. However, the range-topping variant could hit the $80,000 mark. This model will arrive once again, probably by the end of 2019.
The most likely competitors are the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-Pace. Interestingly, the price won’t get an increase, besides the further exterior upgrades.