Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-electric EQT, signaling the direction in which the company is taking their small van segment.
“With the Concept EQT, Mercedes-Benz Vans is giving a tangible impression of the first premium vehicle in the small van segment for families and private customers keen on leisure activities,” said the company.
The exterior is immediately recognisable as a member of the EQ family, thanks to the black panel front with LED headlights flowing out from the three-pointed star.
It sits on 21-inch alloy wheels, and combines a high-gloss paint job with muscular accent lines to create a distinctive look.
The EQT is slightly smaller than the current-generation Vito, measuring in at 4,945mm long, 1,863mm wide, and 1,862mm tall.
The futuristic design continues in the interior, with a few cool additions that most customers will not expect.
This includes a panoramic roof with a starscape lasered into it, a class-leading load compartment, and an electric skateboard integrated into the floorboard below the third row of seats.
It also comes with a white Nappa leather interior, ambient lighting, and a self-teaching MBUX infotainment system with touch and voice control.
“MBUX can anticipate what the driver would like to do next with the help of predictive functions,” said Mercedes-Benz.
This includes suggesting frequently-contacted cellphone numbers on the infotainment display, providing live traffic information, and updating the car’s software over-the-air.
The EQ tile in the main menu of the infotainment display then serves as the central control point for everything battery related, and the Mercedes Me Connect app provides EV-specific navigation services and functions.
The Mercedes-Benz EQT is nearing series production, added the company, with the European market launch expected to happen in 2022.
Currently, however, there are no details on performance, pricing, or local availability of this all-electric minivan.