Mercedes-Benz has given a glimpse of its full-electric EQC SUV ahead of its debut in production form on Sept. 4 at a press event in Sweden and later in October at the Paris auto show.
The EQC will be the EQ subbrand's first battery-electric vehicle and will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. in 2019.
The EQC has been undergoing hot-weather testing in recent months, and this is the setting of the short preview video (see below) that offers a still-camouflaged look of the upcoming SUV.
The production EQC is expected to have a 70-kWh battery, good for 500 km (310 miles) in the European cycle. The U.S. EPA-rated range is expected to be a bit below this figure -- about 400 km (248 miles). The EQC will have two electric motors, one for each axle, with a combined output of approximately 402 hp and a 0-100 kph (0-62-mph) sprint time of five seconds.
"The EQC is being intensively tested and undergoes a demanding program with around 500 individual tests," the automaker said in a statement. "Prototypes and preproduction vehicles cover several million kilometers on four continents until their market launch. There are also special tests for the electric drive, the battery and the interaction of all drive components."