We’re not sure exactly when in 2019 the EQC will be in Australia but it is already on sale in the UK which means right hand drives are in production. This vehicle is the start of the EQ series and Mercedes intend to have 7 electric EQ vehicles on sale by 2022. It is competing with the likes of the Tesla Model X, the Audi e-Tron and Jaguar i-Pace in the SUV electric space. The car has lots of ‘what we expect smarts’. There are four trim levels and the Driving Assist Package Plus can be added to any trim level giving active cruise control, active steering assistance, active lane-changing assistance and active braking assistance.
It incorporates Mercedes new MBUX system (Mercedes Benz User eXperience). This enables a natural language interface (“Hey Mercedes”) along with gesture controls and other smart features. The car has all the modern smarts you need for navigation together with charge station locations and battery pre-heating before charge to enable the fastest charge times. Standard features include; Adaptive high beams, speed limit monitoring, active brake assist, and the proprietary Pre-Safe collision avoidance and mitigation.