2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Sparks All-Electric Incarnation in EQA

Mercedes-Benz-EQA-OEM Mercedes-Benz EQA | Manufacturer image

In November, Mercedes-Benz announced pricing for its first global entry into the all-electric-vehicle market, the 2020 EQC400 SUV, and it’s keeping the EV momentum humming with the announcement that the new-for-2021 GLA compact SUV will be getting an all-electric sibling, the EQA. It’s the second production vehicle under the automaker’s EQ electric mobility brand.

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The automaker released a teaser image but few other details. Based on the revised compact GLA, we know that the EQA will be smaller than the EQC, but specs haven’t been revealed.

The EQC is a two-row, five-seat SUV that uses a dual-motor setup; total system output is 402 horsepower and 561 pounds-feet of torque. Mercedes estimates a 0-60-mph time of 4.8 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 112 mph. The automaker has yet to release driving-range information, but it has said in the past that it expects it to go around 200 miles on a charge.

Mercedes-Benz said it will announce more information on the new EQA next year, so plug back in with us in 2020.

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