This is Mercedes-Benz's smallest seven-seater EV
A new electric crossover has just joined Mercedes-Benz's growing EQ family. It's called the EQB, and it's essentially the zero-emissions version of the GLB.
From its exterior design alone, it's apparent it's a GLB with a slightly different finish. Instead of a standard grille, the EQB has blacked-out trim finished in gloss black. It also has a sleek set of headlights that is similar to that of the EQA's. Exclusive bi- and tri-color alloy wheels will be available for the EQB for added flair, along with full-width style taillights that further highlight the GLB's sharp looks.
Like the GLB, the electric EQB gets a similar interior design. It comes with the intelligent MBUX infotainment system, three-spoke leather steering wheel, two-tone leather upholstery, digital instrument panel, and splashes of piano black/faux metal accents.
Standard models will only have seating for five, but there is a third-row option for higher-spec versions. With that, the GLB could be the smallest electric crossover from Mercedes-Benz to offer seats for seven.
As far as luggage space is concerned, the five-seater model provides 495 to 1,710 liters worth of cargo room. Meanwhile, the seven-seater variant has 465 to 1,629 liters of usable luggage space. The third-row seats fold flat when not in use to provide users more cargo room.
Mercedes-Benz has yet to reveal the exact powertrain details of the EQB. However, the company did mention that it is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive configurations. The manufacturer claims the GLB can deliver up to 270 PS. They also say it has a cruising range of nearly 480 km on a single charge. There will even be an AMG Line version for China that will produce 290 PS.
To ensure the occupants are safe at all times, Mercedes-Benz equipped the EQB with intelligent safety systems. With it, features like Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist make sure the vehicle remains safe while on the road.
The Mercedes-Benz EQB will initially be launched in China later this year. Meanwhile, the EQB will arrive in Europe, the USA, and other international markets in 2022. As for local availability, that will depend on the distributor, CATS Motors.