New Mercedes EQV: facelifted all-electric luxury van spied
The updated Mercedes EQV could get more range to go with its exterior tweaks
Mercedes is working on a facelifted version of its pure-electric EQV. The luxury minibus was first revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, making it the second-oldest model within the Mercedes EQ range, after the EQC SUV.
These are our first images of the updated EQV and it looks like it’s already close to finishing its development. The front end seems set to get a revised bumper, new LED headlight arrangement and new design of grille, but it’ll be a very mild update cosmetically. The charging port will probably remain within the front bumper as well. There’s more camouflage towards the rear, but again it doesn’t look like a comprehensive redesign. The rear lights will get a new signature and we could see a fresh selection of alloy rims too.
Inside the facelifted EQV there’s cloaking over the steering wheel and dash, suggesting we could see the latest infotainment system feature alongside a new steering wheel. The outgoing EQV features a 10-inch screen on the dash, which could be swapped for a pair of 10.25-inch screens positioned side-by-side like in the A-Class or a combination of an 11.9-inch central screen and 12.3-inch driver’s display from the new C-Class.
The current EQV uses a 90kWh battery and front-mounted electric motor, developing 201bhp and 364Nm of torque. This means the EQV has a maximum range of 213 miles and can charge 10 to 80 per cent of its battery in 45 minutes. We’re unlikely to see a new battery added to the EQV, considering it shares a platform with the internal-combustion engined V-Class, but we could see Mercedes unlock a few extra miles of range thanks to data collected on existing EQVs and the EQ range in general.
The current EQV starts from £78,850 in Sport 300 guise so it’s possible we could see the new model reach an £80,000 starting price. There’s no word on an official reveal yet, but we expect a full debut in early 2023 with first orders soon after.
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