Daimler unveiled the Mercedes EQT in May 2021, and the near-series concept foreshadows the pure electric 2022 Mercedes T-Class. The compact German electric van will arrive in European showrooms next year, preceding the combustion variants.
Essentially, the EQT is a posh and fully electrified personal car variant of the Mercedes Citan. The Mercedes EQT will reach showrooms as an eco-friendly van targeting customers who need space for sports and other recreational activity gear.
Embodying the Sensual Purity design elements, a highly emotional look is offered by a V-shaped black panel (closed grille) connected to thin LED headlights that flow seamlessly from the bonnet.
Our digital render of the production Mercedes EQT pulls inputs from the design concept, current EQ models, the Kangoo Z.E, and the eCitan. We have included production car elements such as door handles, radio antenna, standard door mirrors, traditional roof rails, a fender badge, windshield wipers, and realistic headlights, bumper, and alloy wheel design. The render offers an accurate look at the showroom spec.
Daimler is making a smaller V-Class with the EQT and is promising a new level of vehicle quality for the segment. The interior looks flexible and spacious, and customers can look forward to Daimler’s connectivity, comfort, and safety standards, with the new MBUX infotainment and a 5-star safety rating.
Expect the Mercedes EQT to feature the 7-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with Hey Mercedes voice assistant, what3word (w3w), Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The EQT will probably be the only Mercedes-EQ model not available with a customizable digital instrument cluster neither as standard nor as an option. Maybe that feature will arrive later during the lifecycle when there’s a need for a cosmetic refresh.
Other key features of the Mercedes EQT could include keyless-go (passive keyless entry), electrically adjustable seat(s) with lumbar support and heating function, Thermotronic two-zone automatic climate control, steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, and a heating function, ambient lighting, and Qi wireless mobile phone charger. Many of these premium features could be optional or a part of a package.
On the safety front, in addition to the familiar six airbags, an additional, center airbag located between the driver and co-driver, is likely to be a part of the passive safety features. Attention Assist, Hill Start Assist, Crosswind Assist, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, Active Distance Assist Distronic, and Active Steering Assist should be among the electric van’s advance driving assistant systems.
The EQT will measure about 4.9 m long, 1.8 m wide, and 1.8 m tall and feature sliding doors for easy access. Buyers can expect three rows of seats in the luxury zero-emissions van and a panoramic sunroof for ample lighting. Expect Mercedes to offer a third-row seat that can fold and be removed entirely, if needed.
Specifications of the Mercedes EQT may not be that different from the Mercedes eCitan, which in turn repeats the new Kangoo Z.E’s specs. Expect the same 44 kWh (net) battery that provides a range of about 265 km or 165 miles (WLTP) in the Kangoo Z.E. and approximately 285 km or 177 miles (WLTP) in the eCitan. It supports charging at an output of up to 75 kW (80% charge in approx. 40 minutes). A single motor powers the front wheels, generating 75 kW (102 PS) and 245 Nm. The top speed is 130 km/h or 81 mph.
Mercedes EQT FAQs
What is the release date of the Mercedes EQT?
The EQT is expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2022.
Is the Mercedes EQT coming to the U.S. market?
It is unlikely that the EQT would be sold in the United States due to the incompatible specifications and range.
What is the expected price of the Mercedes EQT?
In Europe, prices of the EQT should start well below EUR 30,000.
Featured image: Rendition of the Mercedes EQT van