Mercedes will bring a compact electric SUV to the US in 2022 – check out the EQB

Mercedes-Benz EQB.
Mercedes-Benz EQB.

  • Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQB, a compact electric SUV coming to the US in 2022.
  • It’ll go on sale in China and Europe first.
  • The EQB will have all-wheel-drive and seven-seat options in Europe.
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Mere days after Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first electric vehicle for the US market – the sleek EQS sedan – the German carmaker took the wraps off of its next battery-powered model: the EQB.

Mercedes revealed the compact electric SUV at the Shanghai Auto Show on Sunday. The EQB will add another zero-emission option to the US’ booming crossover market when it comes stateside in 2022, but it will go on sale in Europe and China first, the company said.

Mercedes-Benz EQB.
Mercedes-Benz EQB.

Mercedes hasn’t released details for the US version of the crossover, but said European customers will get to choose from several models, including some with front-wheel drive, some with all-wheel drive, and a long-range model. There will be a seven-seat option with a small third row.

The EQB shares a lot with the gas-powered GLB crossover, but gets some touches unique to Mercedes’ EQ line of electric vehicles. It shares a smooth black-panel grille with the EQS and gets horizontal LED light strips in front and back that span the width of the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz EQB.
Mercedes-Benz EQB.

There’s still no word on how much the EQB will cost, but it’ll likely fall in the $40,000-$50,000 range as one of Mercedes’ entry-level EQ models. It’ll compete with other compact EV crossovers like the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 E-Tron, and Jaguar I-Pace.

Mercedes-Benz EQB.
Mercedes-Benz EQB.

Mercedes has sat on the sidelines of the EV boom for years, but it appears committed to make up for lost time. In December, the company announced a plan to launch six new electric models by 2022. And in April, it debuted its flagship electric luxury sedan, the EQS. With 478 miles of claimed range and a gigantic 56-inch “Hyperscreen” inside, the EQS shows Mercedes is going all-in on its EV ambitions.

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