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New 2023 Mercedes EQA facelift revealed

The smallest all-electric Mercedes has received a mid-life refresh

Mercedes has updated its EQA small SUV in order to keep it competitive with a slew of talented, all-electric rivals. 

Up against the likes of the new BMW iX1, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Hyundai Kona Electric, Mercedes has improved the list of standard equipment and on-board technology for its entry-level EV. Range has increased too, and on the outside the EQA receives a few design tweaks to help it stand out from the old car. 

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The EQA has been with us since 2021, so this new facelift comes fairly soon in its lifespan. Mercedes say the new EQA will be available to order from late 2023 with first customer deliveries taking place early next year. 

The front of the new EQA features a new bumper and grille arrangement. The headlight clusters have also changed, while the brake lights have a new signature as well, but overall it’s a mild differentiation over the outgoing model. 

The interior looks quite similar to before as well, but there’s a new trim design on the passenger side of the dash and a fresh upgrade in terms of infotainment technology. The latest MBUX system comes to the EQA, and the central display is now part of the car’s standard equipment list with the Mercedes me app and new version of voice assistant available. 

Underpinning the EQA is the MFA2 platform that also sits under the similarly-sized internal-combustion engined GLA SUV. Mercedes is investing heavily in its new MMA platform (not to mention three new EV platforms by 2025) that will form the basis of a new entry-level member to its EQ model range in 2024. 

Mercedes has managed to eke out more range from the EQA, with up to 350 miles now available in the 250+ (up from 311 miles). Charging speeds for the revised model haven’t been revealed, but the current model maxes out at 100kW, which is a little disappointing compared to rivals like Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo XC40 dual-motor Recharge - which offer up to 150kW and 200kW respectively.

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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