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Mercedes EQS EV launch confirmed for 2022

Mercedes EQS will be the second all-electric offering from Mercedes-Benz in India and a launch is being readied for the last quarter of 2022. More interestingly perhaps, the Mercedes EQS will be the first locally-produced luxury EV in the country as the Germans look at keeping a check on the price point at which it is offered.

Mercedes already offers EQC SUV which is brought via CBU route and costs upwards of ₹1 crore (ex showroom). The company, additionally, has confirmed as many as 10 new launches for the Indian market this year, including the EQS, with S-Class Maybach first off the block come March.

Mercedes-Benz EQS is the electric equivalent of their combustion engine powered flagship luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz EQC, on the other hand, is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. This will make the Mercedes-Benz EQS the most luxurious electric vehicle sedan on sale in India by a mile.

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It’s unclear which version of the EQS will be launched in India – the 334hp EQS 450+ or the 523hp EQS 580. Both use a 107.8kWh battery with a claimed range of up to 770km, as rated by WLTP. There is also a high-performance AMG EQS 53 model, which could also potentially come to India at a later stage.

This comes at a time when there is a lot of buzz also around the much talked about entry of American electric vehicle maker Tesla in India, however, there is no official timeline that has been shared by the company about its India entry as of now. So, at least in the race to have a concrete roadmap for a luxury electric vehicle being locally produced in India, it is the German automaker that is in the lead.

(With inputs from agencies)

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