Mercedes EQS SUV interior shots were just unveiled yesterday. We now get the first drive impressions from Kyle Conner of the YouTube channel Out of Spec Reviews, who got a chance to ride in it and find out about differences to the sedan electric brother.
At first sight, the EQS sedan and SUV are built on the same platform, with the 107.8 kWh usable battery capacity, 200 kW max power input, 400V architecture and very aerodynamic and sleek design. It has a couple of differences and new features too.
EQS SUV is obviously a larger vehicle and sits higher. Under camouflage we can’t really see it completely, but it appears a little more aggressive, which might appeal to more buyers.
One new exterior feature is that the charge port door is now electronically powered. The washer fluid fill however stays is in the same spot as the sedan – under the left A-pillar. This indicates no ability to open the front hood and access any extra cargo space.
Mercedes has been able to pack 3 rows of seats into the car. The third row has air vents, nice padded arm rests, and the all important cup holder. All this was expected from premium Mercedes. If you fold the 2nd and 3rd row, you get almost completely flat surface.
Another new feature is something called “active passenger screen”. This feature has a camera mounted in the driver’s screen monitoring the motion of eyes. Whenever he looks at the passenger’s screen, it fades away whatever content was displayed on it. It precisely recognizes driver looking at this screen or at the right side rear view mirror.
SUV EQS has some SUV-unique features like precise real-time graphics of the approach departure angles, downhill speed and brake control and the smooth acceleration control uphill.
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is set to launch on April 11 with US launch in July 2022. It will be built at the Mercedes Alabama production plant.
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