Mercedes-Benz is out testing a new member of its EQ family of battery-electric vehicles.
It’s a crossover SUV to be called the EQS SUV, and it’s due on sale in 2022 likely as a 2023 model.
As the name suggests, the EQS SUV will be a high-riding counterpart to the EQS sedan due in 2021 as a 2022 model. Both EQS models will form part of an expanded S-Class family. Smaller EQE and EQE SUV models are also coming. The EQE, a sedan, is also out testing.
These future EVs will be based on Mercedes’ first dedicated EV platform, known as EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture). It’s the familiar skateboard design and in some models will potentially support a driving range higher than 400 miles.
Previous Mercedes EVs such as the current EQC are all based on platforms originally developed for internal-combustion models, hence many of the…