Mercedes-Benz will launch all-electric ‘EQS’ sedan in 2020, a year after ‘EQC’ SUV launch
German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has told Autocar magazine that it plans to launch its first all-electric sedan in 2020, a year after the scheduled launch of the automaker’s all-electric SUV in 2019.
With Mercedes-Benz set to commence its electric-vehicle (EV) efforts under a new all-electric ‘EQ’ sub-brand next year, the first all-electric vehicle to be launched by the company will be the ‘EQC’ SUV.
According to Autocar magazine, Mercedes-Benz’s development program for the 2019 launch of its ‘EQC’ SUV will be closely followed by the development program for the launch of an all-electric sedan a year later.
Going by the details shared by Michael Kelz -- Chief Engineer for the EQC program -- with Autocar, the next ‘EQ’ sub-brand vehicle to be launched by Mercedes-Benz after the ‘EQC’ SUV will be an all-electric sedan which will probably be named ‘EQS.’
Revealing that the ‘EQS’ will be Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric sedan at the size of S-Class, Kelz told Autocar that the ‘EQS’ will be “an electric vehicle at the level of the S-Class, no doubt, but it will not be the S-Class.”
Kelz further added that the ‘EQS’ will be “a luxury, electric car, a top-of-the-line car,” and said that the electric sedan will likely hit the production line “in 2020 – a year after the EQC all-electric SUV.”
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