About a year from now, Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch the battery-electric EQE crossover, to be built at its Alabama plant. It will be slightly smaller than the EQS SUV, also coming next year.
The EQE crossover and sedan, which is due in 2022 as well, are similar in size and market segment as Mercedes' E-Class cars and crossovers, while the EQS SUV and sedan, launching this fall, slot above and are intended to be the electric equivalent of the company's flagship S-Class vehicles.
The EQE vehicles are built on a Mercedes-Benz scalable and flexible EVA platform and are expected to spawn several models, including rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive dual-motor variants that will offer at least two battery pack options.
The heavily camouflaged EQE crossover was snapped recently undergoing testing in Germany. Though specific design details are hidden, the vehicle's steeply raked windshield, flush-mounted headlights, smooth and rounded sides and sloping roof point to a slickly styled vehicle in which reducing aerodynamic drag and wind noise were high priorities.