Monday, April 06, 2020

2021 Mercedes EQB and EQA

Even though this is still just an illustration, it is probably about 99% close to the real thing.

As these new electric Mercedes models don't really have their own designs.
From what we have seen in many spy shots, the upcoming EQA and EQB will be largely based on the new GLA and GLB. So basically, a new front end with other small details.

Which is the opposite of what VW is doing with a whole new line up of EVs. With their own designs and even their own platforms.
Mercedes is not going all the way with EVs yet. And I guess, buyers are not really into it.
Since the new $68 000 EQC has so far been a huge flop. Being related to the GLC, yet it is much more expensive. With only a 220 miles range.

It looks like EV buyers might want something bit more special. Or just a straight electric version of an existing model.
Not something in-between like these...

3 comments:

Doug said...

Just like the early adopters of hybrids wanted unique styling so they could stand out as trend setters, now EV buyers want the same.

neuromatico said...

@Doug "EV buyers want the same."

But do they really? I suspect they want them to look like EVs and that VW is on the right track. Sales will tell.

Fart said...

I wish someone at VW was bright enough to realize that the small VW ID.3 does make sense for America. It's has a unique design that sets it apart from other VW in the line up and caters to Golf size customers who don't want gas.