A Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC EV electric compact luxury SUV model on display at the Chengdu Motor Show in China
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The Mercedes-Benz EQC is an electric compact luxury SUV model produced and sold by Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of the Daimler AG multinational automotive corporation. The EQC is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC and is the first entry in the Mercedes-Benz EQ lineup of EVs, which plans to have 10 electric vehicles on the market by 2022. Other current or in-development EQ models include the EQE executive car, the EQG four-wheel-drive SUV, and the EQV van

The origin of the Mercedes-Benz EQC starts with the Generation EQ concept vehicle that was presented at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. After redevelopment, a production version of the EQC was unveiled in Sweden two years later, before an official debut shortly after at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is currently sold overseas in Europe and is expected to hit the North American market by 2022. The electric luxury SUV competitors of the EQC include the Audi e-tron, the BMW iX3, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Tesla Model X.

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  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC (Starting MSRP $68,895)
  • Pros: The Mercedes-Benz EQC electric compact luxury SUV is suitably high-class, luxurious, and comfortable, with smooth handling, plenty of standard technology, and a quiet and plush cabin.
  • Cons: The EQS is less expensive than some of its luxury rivals but is still costly for an EV. Additionally, many of its competitors offer more power and additional range.
  • See Also: EQS

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