It isn’t exactly a production version of the car, but Mercedes-Benz has released a video of its Concept EQA driving through Sicily. The short clip is our first look at the EQA in motion and shows off the EQA’s dazzling lights.
The Concept EQA was revealed at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show; showcasing a conceptual look at Mercedes’ first electric hatchback. While the EQA will arrive in production, it is assumed the design will evolve between the concept and production versions.
This video is highlighting the EQA’s virtual grille design, which can change appearance thanks to a host of LED lights powering it. It can display AMG’s iconic Panamericana grille design when in Sport Plus mode, or something more like a traditional Mercedes-Benz when in Comfort mode. The video also shows us the “illuminated arabesques” above the EQA’s rocker panels.
The production EQA is expected to offer several various power outputs and electric ranges, with a maximum power output of about 368 pound-feet of torque with a front and back motor. The maximum range is expected to be around 250 miles, while the performance side should return zero to 60 mph times under 5.0 seconds.
Mercedes’ first mainstream electric model will be the EQC, a battery-electric crossover based on the GLC in 2019. The EQA will follow suit as part of the brand’s commitment to launch 10 electric vehicles by 2022.