Mercedes-Benz teases fully-electric EQA – brand’s first EV in Malaysia to launch soon!

It was only last week when Mercedes-Benz Malaysia CEO Sagree Sardien mentioned the company’s upcoming electric onslaught during the C-Class launch, but it seems like it’s all about to kick off very soon. The company has just teased the Mercedes-Benz EQA via a post on its social media pages, hinting at the imminent launch of the fully-electric crossover.

The accompanying caption to the post reads: “Electricity runs in its veins, where luxury sits at its heart. The new EQA, yours for the taking. Stay tuned.”

Unveiled just over a year ago, the fully-electric Mercedes-Benz EQA is offered globally in three different variants – the EQA 250, EQA 300 4Matic, and EQA 350 4Matic. No indications as of the time of writing which of the three will make its way into Malaysia, but the entry-level, front-wheel driven EQA 250 should most definitely be part of the line-up.

The variant is powered by a single electric motor on the front axle, enough to provide 190 hp and 375 Nm of torque. The figure translates to a century sprint time of roughly 8.9 seconds, onward to a top speed of 160 km/h.

A 66.5 kWh double-decker battery pack underneath the crossover’s floor provides a usable travel range of 426 km (via WLTP test cycle), and takes roughly five hours and 45 minutes to fully charge with the 11 kW onboard AC charger. Fast charging with a 100 kW DC charger meanwhile takes just 30 minutes to go from 10% to 80% state of charge.

The EQA 300 and EQA 350 meanwhile get two electric motors for an all-wheel drive layout, with 228 hp/390 Nm and 292 hp/520 Nm respectively.

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Based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the fully-electric crossover does share quite a lot of similarities with its internal combustion-powered sibling. The German carmaker did give the EQA a slight tweak in appearance to help it stand out, including a new signature ‘black panel’ EQ grille featuring an unbroken fibre optic light signature that joins the two headlights, as well as a reworked tailgate with a full-width tail light design.

The differences are less apparent on the inside, with the entire cabin pretty much carried over wholesale from the GLA crossover – except for additional blue and rose gold accents throughout.

As usual, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia did not provide a concrete launch date just yet. But based on their usual modus operandi around their recent launches, we think that it’s not going to be too long more. Keep your eyes peeled!


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