It is expected that in Russia the model will also go on sale in 2020.
German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has decided on the price of its first electric crossover EQC, which will go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2020. According to the company, the initial cost of the car will be $67,900.
Thus, the crossover, first announced at the beginning of 2019 at the international motor show in Los Angeles, will be a direct competitor to the previously presented SUV electric vehicles of other premium brands. For example, Jaguar's first I-Pace electric crossover is priced at $69,500 and Audi's new E-Tron is $74,800. By comparison, Tesla sells its Model X for $84,990.
There are also all-electric crossovers of more democratic brands on the market. In particular, prices for Kia's Niro EV start at $38 500, Hyundai's Kona EV starts at $36 950. But, of course, they cannot compete with Mercedes-Benz, whose new electric car is positioned in the premium segment.
AT Mercedes-Benz still do not disclose the full characteristics of the model, which will hit the market in a few months. But the EQC stroke smell is expected to be about 320 km when fully charged. The all-wheel drive car will be equipped with two electric motors with a total power of about 402 hp.
Otherwise, it will match the German brand's well-equipped SUV. As standard, the car will get satellite radio, a Burmester audio system, a sunroof, air suspension, as well as a range of safety features, including active braking assistance and LED headlights with automatic high beam control. The EQC will also be equipped with the new MBUX infotainment system featuring dual 10.25-inch touchscreen displays.
For more demanding customers, Mercedes-Benz will offer an electric car in Premium and Advanced configurations starting at $72 270 and $76 620, respectively. The buyer will be offered several interior trim options, leather seats, a surround view system and a complete Mercedes-Benz driver assistance package.