Mercedes-Benz will unveil the EQS SUV, the brand’s flagship full-electric SUV, on April 19 as it expands its lineup of dedicated EVs.
The EQS SUV will be built in Mercedes’ factory in Vance, Alabama, and exported to Europe and other global markets. It joins the EQS and EQE sedans on the EVA platform; an EQE SUV will be announced next.
The reveal of the EQS SUV is timed for the Beijing auto show; the model is expected to be launched toward the end of this year.
Ahead of the reveal and start of production, Mercedes last week released official pictures of the seven-seat EQS SUV’s interior and camouflaged exterior.
Production in Alabama is expected to start in June. To support production of the EQS, EQS SUV, EQE and future EVs, Mercedes has has opened a battery pack plant the site, and says it will begin sourcing battery cells in the U.S. by mid-decade to power the wave of EVs.
The Japan-headquartered battery supplier Envision AESC -- also a partner of Renault-Nissan -- will build a U.S. factory to supply a new generation of battery components for Mercedes.