Mercedes EQB India launch confirmed for late 2022

The EQB is a 7-seater compact luxury SUV which came in 2021

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Mercedes-Benz India is ready to expand its EV line-up with not one but two new launches this year. Following the launch of the made-in-India EQS flagship electric sedan, the brand will release the all-electric EQB SUV to India in Q4 of 2022.

 

 

Unlike the EQS, the EQB SUV is not a born-electric vehicle, but is based on the ICE Mercedes GLB SUV which is sold abroad. The EQB is a seven-seater SUV that has a few EQ-specific updates, like a blanked-off front grille and full-width LED light bar at the rear. The interior is also highly similar to the ICE-powered GLB. Globally, the EQB is offered in two states of tune – a 228hp, dual-motor 300 4Matic guise and a higher-spec 292hp, dual motor 350 4Matic guise, but Mercedes hasn’t yet confirmed which will be brought to India.

 

Mercedes-Benz India has made confirmations that it will launch its all-electric EQS sedan around the festive season this year, and it will be locally assembled. What’s more, the brand has now confirmed it will be the topspec EQS 580 4Matic that will be launched. It uses a dual motor set-up – one on each axle – giving it all-wheel drive and a combined output of 523hp and 856Nm. Power is stored in a 107.8kWh (net) lithium-ion battery and that endows the EQS 580 with a claimed range of up to 770km on the WLTP test cycle. In India, the EQS is expected to have an ARAI-claimed range of approximately 750km.