Daimler unveiled the Mercedes EQT last month, and the near-series concept foreshadows the pure electric 2022 Mercedes T-Class. The compact German electric van is to arrive in showrooms next year, preceding the combustion variants. Essentially, the EQT is a posh and fully electrified personal car variant of the Mercedes Citan.
Our digital render of the production Mercedes EQT pulls inputs from the design concept, current EQ models, the Kangoo Z.E, the Citan prototype. To the Concept EQT, we 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.
A smaller EQV
Daimler is doing 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.
Next year, 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.
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 2022 Renault Kangoo Z.E. The new Kangoo Z.E. van utilizes a 44 kWh battery that provides a range of about 265 km or 165 miles (WLTP). It supports charging at an output of up to 75 kW (80% charge in 42 minutes). It is driven by an electric motor that generates 75 kW (102 PS) and 245 Nm, transferred to the front wheels.
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