We already thought the electric SUV might debut, but the German prolonged it for the next year. Now, it is certain the 2021 Mercedes EQC will be in dealerships. The new EQ- lineup will be larger every season, and the compact crossover is the first of its kind. Still, the impression is that model could gain extra range. It will be hard to compete with 200 miles with other companies announcing 300+ miles from their electric SUVs.
The 2021 Mercedes EQC is not a small model. It is 188 inches long, with a 113-inch wheelbase. The release date for the US market is not set yet, but the vehicle should arrive in next 12 months. According to previous reports, the company wanted to bring it in 2020. But, the current situation causes delays in the entire automotive world.
2021 Mercedes EQC Specs and Range
The electric drivetrain for the EQC will be able to return 200 miles in a single charge. Still, we don’t know if there will be models with higher outputs and range. The upcoming edition will be good for 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and its 0-60 mph sprint time is 5 seconds flat. Still, this is far away from numbers we get from Tesla Model X. On the other hand, Mercedes will take on the Ford Mach-E, recently launched SUV by the leading American automotive brand.
Release Date and Price
It seems the vehicle is not going to debut this year. So, the most likely outcome is to see it as the 2021 Mercedes EQC. The German carmaker will have to present its SUV at some large US car show. The price will indicate the future of the EQ lineup. The first model in this lineup will cost nearly $70,000, which is pretty hefty. Some other companies plan to launch their electric SUVs under $50,000, while the model with a similar price, Tesla Model X, offers a lot more, including 760 hp, acceleration to 60 mph in 3 seconds, and the highest level of autonomous drive currently available in the market. Meanwhile, Model Y is ready to set some new standards.