Mercedes launches EQA at Rs 66 lakh

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By Sahil Kukreja, Autocar India calendar 08 Jul 2024 Views icon2859 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Mercedes launches EQA at Rs 66 lakh

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the EQA, priced at Rs 66 lakh; the EQA is now the brand's most affordable electric car. It joins the updated EQB 7-seat SUV, larger EQE SUV and the EQS sedan in the company’s India EV line-up. Bookings for the EQA have opened today, with deliveries scheduled to start from January 2025. 

MERCEDES EQA: PRICE
Trim Ex-showroom price
EQA 250+ Rs 66 lakh

The facelifted EQA, introduced last August, is being brought to India. It gets crossover-like styling with the front grille panel featuring Mercedes’ signature star pattern and a full-width light bar at the front. Its rear design seems inspired from the EQB while 19-inch 'AMG' alloys come as standard. There are seven colour options to choose from – Polar White, Cosmos Black, Mountain Grey, High-tech Silver, Spectral Blue, Patagonia Red Metallic, and  Mountain Grey MAGNO. 

Inside, the electric SUV features a backlit star pattern on the dashboard and door trim pieces like the S-Class and EQS, in addition to rose gold (or Titanium grey pearl) highlights on the upholstery and air vents. The EQA features Cupertino leatherette upholstery as standard. It comes equipped with a touch-capacitive three-spoke steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, a digital driver's display, heads-up display, augmented reality mavigation, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with the latest Merc's OS, a 360-degree camera and a 710W 12-speaker Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos. In terms of safety kit, the EQA sports seven airbags, blond spot monitoring and some ADAS features like active brake assist. 

In India, the EQA is equipped with a 70.5kWh battery pack that powers a front-mounted electric motor generating 190hp and 385Nm of peak torque, configured for front-wheel drive. The EV can sprint from 0-100kph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 160kph.

The EQA offers a WLTP-certified range of up to 560km on a single charge. The battery supports up to 100kW DC fast charging (10-80 percent in 35 minutes). A standard 11kW AC charger will take 7 hours and 15 mins to fully charge the battery.

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