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New 2021 Mercedes EQB SUV to boost brand’s electric line-up

2019-06-21 13:30

The all-new Mercedes EQB electric crossover will share its platform and boxy looks with the GLB when it officially launches in 2021

Mercedes has confirmed that it will produce an all-electric version of it GLB compact SUV. The new model, named EQB, will go on sale in 2021.

Official images have yet to be revealed, but the EQB will sport the same boxy body shape of its combustion-powered relative, albeit with detail changes specific to Mercedes’ EQ electric car model lines. Mercedes hasn’t yet confirmed if the EQB will offer the same seven-seat configuration as the GLB.

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The new EQB will ride on the same platform as the GLB: the MFA2 underpinnings are also used by the latest A-Class, B-Class and CLA. While powertrain details are still to be confirmed, we expect the EQB to offer a range somewhere in the region of 300 miles in order to compete with electric crossover rivals like the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric.

The EQB forms part of Mercedes’ electrification strategy, which will see 10 new model launches by 2022. The new car will sit below the EQC: the first EV to be released under Mercedes’ ‘EQ’ model range.

Mercedes executives had previously confirmed to Auto Express that among the 10 new models there will be ‘several sedans’, while we expect a small commercial vehicle and various SUVs to complete the rest of the line-up.

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