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Mercedes-Benz EQA 2024 spy photo


Mercedes-Benz is in the process of updating its compact car lineup and the latest prototype has been spotted for Compact electric crossover EQA.

The EQA, which is not offered in the US, is only due for launch in 2021. An urgent update is needed as the older GLA-Class, on which EQA is based, will soon receive a traditional mid-cycle update. .

The GLA-Class update has also been spotted testing and is expected to debut later this year as a 2024 model. It will become the new entry-level model in Mercedes’ US lineup later. the demise of the A-Class at the end of 2022, when Mercedes introduces an updated A-Class range Abroad.

The updated EQA will launch around the same time as the updated GLA-Class, though it’s unclear if it will make its way to the US.

It is likely that EQA will be renamed SUV EQA with this update, mimicking the naming that Mercedes uses for other EQ badging SUVs, such as EQE SUV and EQS SUV. This change will also free up the EQA name for a The electric compact car that Mercedes is making.

Mercedes-Benz EQA facelift 2024 spy photo - Photo credit: Baldauf

Mercedes-Benz EQA facelift 2024 spy photo – Photo credit: Baldauf

Judging by the prototype, the updated EQA will feature a revised design for the grille and the interior of the headlights. A new front fender is also likely, and it looks like the interior of the taillights will be new as well.

The interior is expected to receive a revised dashboard with a new display running the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system. The center console is also expected to be tweaked, with the existing EQA scrolling keyboard likely being removed in this update.

It’s unclear if there will be any changes to the powertrain lineup. Depending on the market, the EQA is offered in 66.5 and 70.5 kWh battery options, and a choice of single-engine front-wheel drive or two-motor four-wheel drive. The most powerful variant has 288 hp.

Finally, EQA, along with the rest of the GLA-Class lineup, will transition to Mercedes’ next-generation platform for compact cars. MMA . for short, the platform has been designed to support both hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The first MMA-based model is expected to be the aforementioned compact sedan.

The CLA-Class and GLB-Class will also transition to the MMA platform, although the A-Class and B-Class are not expected to do so. Both are expected to be phased out once the current models reach the end of their respective lifecycles.

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