Mercedes-Benz India has started a new era of future mobility in the luxury segment with the launch of Mercedes-Benz EQC in the country.
The launch of the EQC represents Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to the automotive industry’s journey towards a sustainable future and signifies a major milestone towards Mercedes-Benz’s “Ambition 2039” which aims to achieve climate-neutral mobility.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first product under Mercedes-Benz EQ brand, a comprehensive product and technology ecosystem that aims to shape the future of mobility, which derives from the Mercedes’ brand values of ‘Emotion’ and ‘Intelligence’.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Price in India:
The all-new EQC electric SUV is priced at INR 99.30 Lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Price includes for the first 50 units, an AC Wall Box charger, home electrical charger, 5 years unlimited on-road assistance, 5 years comprehensive service package, 5-year unlimited kilometres extended warranty and 8 years/160000kms battery cover.
The EQC is launched with a comprehensive ecosystem that makes it as much fun to drive as a practical car for the customers. The EQC ecosystem promises to take care of the entire customer journey comprising ordering the car online or offline through a showroom, innovative finance packages from DFS, service and charging support across Mercedes-Benz India’s renowned and dense network of 100 outlets in 48 cities, an industry-first battery cover and a bunch of best-in-class service packages. For convenient charging at home or office, a wall box is provided to customers.
The EQC will be retailed from 6 metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, apart from being sold through Mercedes-Benz India’s e-commerce site. The EQC customers will have access to 13 dealerships and locations across these cities to experience the EQC on-ground. Mercedes-Benz India has a dedicated team of EQC experts assisting customers in their sales and for any customer service requirements.
The new Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV is equipped with 2 asynchronous motors which generate 300 kW (408 hp) of power and peak torque of 760 Nm. This electric vehicle can reach a governed top speed of 180 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The EV gets an 80 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that weighs around 652 kg.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC radiates ease and modernity where SUV practicality meets sports car sleekness. The EQC’s design language speaks with progressive clarity; exemplified by unique features such as the Widescreen Cockpit, LED strip light front and rear, and the black panel radiator grill. The EQC’s interior is both progressive and modern, using renewable materials for the upholstery and featuring rose gold finishing.
The MBUX intuitive system is a revolutionary infotainment system with natural voice control, touch-sensitive surfaces and seamless navigation.
With the vehicle’s battery management, the users can remotely check the EQC’s battery status, access the status of charging, available range and indication upon charging completion. The user can also remotely define the maximum status of the charge and set as per convenience.
Pre-entry climate control feature ensures the user can set the vehicle’s individual zone temperatures before the drive. EQC drivers can plan their destinations from the home or office, enter a departure time and bring the interior to the desired temperature.
The Mercedes me app creates transparency and helps drivers to plan upcoming journeys to best effect. Programming is possible directly via MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience or via the Mercedes me App.
The Anti-theft alarm system, along with Mercedes me connect gives notification on the App in case of any unwanted movements inside the locked car, and for tow-away protection. EQC Compatible charging stations across India are also visible on the EQC Navigation system for ease.
Some other key features of Mercedes me connect include Biometric ID access for unlocking the car, Opening and closing of car windows, sunroof remotely from anywhere, Geo-fencing and Vehicle Finder. MB India also continues to offer the Corona Testing Centres in Navigation System through MBUX. All EQC customers and existing Mercedes customers will receive new and exciting Mmc features OTA periodically.
To ensure that the technical operating range is used to the maximum, the Mercedes-Benz EQC also charges its batteries when on the move through intelligent recuperation. The driver has a major influence on recuperation. He/she is also able to influence the recuperation level using so-called paddles behind the steering wheel.
The paddle on the left increases the level of recuperation, the paddle on the right reduces it. The following stages are available: D + (coasting), D (low recuperation), D – (medium recuperation), D – – (high recuperation). This makes one-pedal driving possible because in most situations the recuperative deceleration is enough not to require the operation of the brake pedal.
The fit and healthy package of the EQC comprises an ENERGIZING comfort programme, ENERGIZING coach, front seat heating, AIR-BALANCE package for fragrance, ionization and filtering of the interior air. There is also ambient lighting with programme-specific lighting moods. The EQC’s ENERGIZING package’s unique features thus has positive effects on the occupants.
The ENERGIZING programmes in the EQC comprise unique programmes like Refresh, Vitality and Training. It has video instructions, e.g. to loosen up the muscles (only available when stationary) etc. The EQC also provides 3-minute audio information tips for sustained promotion of one’s health and day-to-day well-being, for the head, shoulders, torso, lower back and pelvic areas of the body.
The EQC has 3 key advantages for a customer in form of 3 unique service offerings – 5 years unlimited km Comprehensive Service Package, 5 years unlimited km Extended Warranty and 5 years unlimited On-Road Assistance.