The Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With this, Mercedes-Benz has become the first automaker to introduce an all-electric luxury car in India. This price will be applicable for the first 50 customers only.
Powered by two asynchronous motors, one on each axle, the EQC produces a combined output of 408hp and 765Nm of torque. It’ll do a WLTP-certified 400km on a single charge, with energy being stored in a floor-mounted 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Charging times vary depending on the electrical supply, with a full charge from a standard 15A (3.4kW) domestic socket taking 21 hours, or 10 hours with the 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes. These charging times can be cut down considerably using the network of 50kW DC fast chargers (90min claimed) that is slowly coming up across different cities.
Owners will be able to access over 100 EQ charging points in 48 cities across the country.
The EQC is based on a modified GLC platform and features a gloss black front fascia. It has distinct LED headlamps with a light strip that stretches across the front end and slim LED tail lights again connected with a light bar. The EQC rides on 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels that have blue highlights. On the inside, the electric SUV gets a 12.3-inch configurable digital display for the instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system.
On the equipment and safety front, the SUV features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected tech, a sunroof, seven airbags, and Attention Assist, amongst other features.
The Mercedes EQC is offered with 5 years / unlimited kms Comprehensive Service Package, 5 years / unlimited kms Extended Warranty and 5 years / unlimited kms On-Road Assistance.
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