2022 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT previews electric MPV

2022 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQT previews electric MPV

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new all-electric Concept EQT MPV, based on the upcoming Citan van. Along with the battery electric (BEV) EQT, a diesel version of the new T-Class model is also expected. Described as being nearly production ready, the EQT is said to combine ‘ample and versatile space for up to seven occupants and a generous luggage compartment.’

The T-Class will use the CMF-B platform developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and is set to rival the Volkswagen Caddy and Vauxhall Combo. Based heavily on the latest Renault Kangoo and designed to have a ‘high-class appeal’, the concept is fitted with 21-inch alloy wheels, but these are likely to shrink for production. Concept EQT measures 4,945mm long and has elongated sliding doors on both sides, making it possible to access the second and third rows. The middle bench accommodates three child seats next to each other, and the third row can be removed completely to create a bigger load space.

A panoramic glass roof floods the interior with light and features a star pattern laser etched into it. The Concept’s interior is trimmed in white Nappa leather, while the seat centres use recycled leather. The upper dashboard has been inspired by a pebble smoothed by the sea, while the MBUX infotainment system is shared with the A-Class. There’s also ambient lighting and a steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons. One surprising feature is an electric skateboard, housed in a compartment in the load compartment, presumably for completing a journey once you have parked up.

The T-Class is being readied for launch in 2022, with the pure electric EQT following behind.

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