Mercedes EQA India launch on July 8

    EQA SUV will rival the Volvo XC40 Recharge and BMW iX1 in the Indian market.

    Published On Jun 05, 2024 02:00:00 PM

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    Mercedes-Benz India is going to add a new EV to its portfolio on July 8, 2024: the EQA. This will be the fourth EV from Mercedes in India after the 7-seater EQB SUV, EQE SUV and EQS sedan. The India launch of the EQA is a part of Mercedes' plan to double its EV portfolio to six cars in 2024.

    1. Mercedes EQA facelift coming to India
    2. EQA gets two battery options and four variants abroad

    Mercedes EQA interior, exterior highlights

    The EQA that will be sold in India is the facelifted SUV that was revealed last August. With its relatively sleek (compared to the more upright EQB 7-seater SUV), crossover-like design, the EQA features a grille panel with Mercedes’ signature star pattern and a full-width light bar at the front. At the rear, the EQA shares a lot of its design elements with the EQB.

    On the inside, the electric SUV gets a backlit star pattern on the dashboard and door trim pieces to link it with the S-Class and EQS. The cabin of the India-spec model is expected to feature a touch-capacitive three-spoke steering wheel, a digital driver's display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen running the latest OS, and a Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos – occupants can choose from four sound experiences, including ‘silver waves’ and ‘vivid flux’, which change the tone and acoustics of songs. Whether the India-spec model gets the optional open-pore wood trim is unknown.

    Mercedes EQA interior
    Euro-spec EQA used for representation.

    Mercedes EQA range, powertrain details

    While Mercedes hasn’t confirmed the battery details or technical specifications for the India-spec EQA, internationally, the SUV comes in four variants – EQA 250, EQA 250+, EQA 300 4Matic and EQA 350 4Matic. Other than the 250+ variant, which gets a 70.5kWh battery with up to 560km of range, the EQA gets a 66.5kWh battery pack that has a maximum range of 528km (WLTP). 

    Mercedes EQA charging
    Battery can be charged using a 11kW AC charger or a 100kW DC fast charger.

    For reference, the EQB is on sale in India in 350 4Matic form; it gets a 66.5kWh battery that powers two electric motors (one on each axle) making a combined a 292hp and 520Nm of torque. The EQB 350 4Matic has a WLTP range of up to 423km, and you can read more in our long-term tests here.

    Mercedes EQA price estimate, rivals

    Prices for the EQA are likely to be slightly lower than the EQB, which is currently priced at Rs 77.75 lakh. Merc’s entry-level e-SUV will compete against the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge (Rs 54.95 lakh-62.95 lakh) and the BMW iX1 (Rs 66.90 lakh). However, even Kia’s EV6 (Rs 60.97 lakh-65.97 lakh) could be seen as a rival.

    All prices, ex-showroom, India

    Also see:

    BMW iX1 vs Volvo XC40 Recharge: Electric luxury starts here

    Mercedes C 300 AMG Line launched at Rs 69 lakh

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