Mercedes-Benz Expands its Electric Lineup with EQS SUV

Mercedes EQS

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the fourth production battery electric vehicle (BEV) in its EQ lineup, the full-size EQS SUV that promises flagship luxury with the practicality of a utility vehicle

Slated to be built at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the EQS SUV shares many cues with the EQS and smaller EQE saloons, with a cab-forward design, short dash-to-axle ratio, and aerodynamically optimised shapes.

“We wanted to change the character of the car in comparison to bold cars we have done in past decades,” Mercedes-Benz director of exterior design Robert Lesnik told us during a sneak preview of the car at the Frankfurt Messe in Germany. Although it shares the same softly rounded front end and clamshell hood with its saloon counterparts, the EQS SUV’s crossover silhouette with its tapering greenhouse and strong shoulder gives it a stronger presence than the jellybean-like EQ production cars.

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