The second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA is coming to the markets. A new generation will bring plenty of new stuff, one of them is the all-electric version. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA will make a debut later in 2020. It is an electric compact crossover that is based on the GLA model. Of course, EQA will arrive in the United States and it will be slightly larger than the EQB variant.
It is another crossover confirmed for 2021. As you can see, the German manufacturer plans to introduce a lot of electric vehicles, including the A-class hatchback. As for the EQA, the prototype has been spied and it looks like the regular GLA model. The new platform will provide room for various powertrain options and the interior will be very luxurious.
2021 Mercedes EQA Spy Photos
The upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA is a crossover, basically the same as the GLA model. However, EQA is originally based on the A-Class hatchback. Still, Mercedes prefers to use GLA as the basis. Last spy photos are showing plenty of improvements. For a start, the prototype looks like the regular Mercedes GLA crossover. It wears the same sealed-off grille, and the lack of exhaust pipes clearly indicated it is an electricvehicle.
The forthcoming EQA is a high-riding crossover that rides on the MFA II platform. You don’t need to be an expert to realize that the GLA model rides on the same architecture. For that reason, the shape and vehicle’s dimensions are basically the same. On top of that, the shape is the same, along with the short overhangs and sloping roofline.
As for the performance, the German manufacturer will provide an electric motor at each axle. On top of that, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA offers a 60-kWh battery. Together, this output will provide more than 200 miles of driving range. However, Mercedes plans to add a couple of more powertrain options. That is especially important for the model in the United States.
Reliable reports are suggesting grades from EQA200, EQA250, EQA320, EQA350 and EQA360 grades. Of course, these numbers are suggesting the driving range so that the range-topping trim level will provide 360 miles. On the other hand, exact powertrain specs are still a mystery. We just hope Mercedes won’t disappoint with the lack of power.
Future Electrification Plans
Mercedes plans to launch at least ten all-electric vehicles in the next five years. The upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA is among them and it will be one of the first models to hit the roads. Besides EQA, the German manufacturer will release EQB and EQS models in the next one and a half years. As for the competition, Volvo XC40 Recharge is one of the main threats. On top of that, Lexus will introduce an electric version of the UX model.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA Price and Arrival Date
The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA won’t start below $40,000. Exact price details are not available yet, but be sure that you’ll have to pay almost $50,000. As for the release date, this electric crossover will go on sale later in 2020. On top of that, a new model will become available in the United States as well.