Mercedes recently lifted the veil on electric models 100% with letters “EQ” written in their names such as EQA, EQB or EQS. But a new concept has unveiled a new name: EQT. The electrified truck will be from the Etoile brand.
Mercedes has just cast a nice hint of its next model in its T-Class lineup in the form of the Concept EQT. And even if the pickups aren’t your type, the EQT name, which uses the brand’s 100% electric model designation, might be enough to grab your attention. This means that this little engine is battery-powered and reminds us that Mercedes-Benz electric technology isn’t just for luxury sedans and SUVs.
The future T-Class is the passenger passenger version of the Mercedes truck that replaces the current Citan in markets such as Europe, although the Star brand retains the Citan name for commercial versions of the T-Class. As before, it is based on the Renault Kangoo, and it is in its third generation, having been refurbished very recently. But the Mercedes design team increased the luxury character story to make a real difference with the tri-color tool.
a future vision
The familiar EQS grid appears, with loads of tiny luminous stars and LED light blocks giving it a fairly modern look. In the back, behind the flush door handles, are LED lights that look just as good as the ones in the front and are connected to a strip of light under the rear window.
The 4,945 meter long truck has sliding doors on both sides that open enough to allow passengers easy access to the third row of seats, revealing white nappa leather seats and a multifunction steering wheel. Ignore the bright blue around the circular vents and console, the interior will look too mundane.
Natural given that this model has to come on the heels of the new EQS and C-Class. It’s still a multi-utility vehicle at its core, but it feels more comfortable than its Renault counterpart, especially as it uses the German brand’s MBUX infotainment program and a panoramic sunroof.
Technical details regarding the engine and load capacity are scarce, but Mercedes confirms that the T-Class will indeed benefit from a 100% electric version alongside traditional gasoline and diesel engines.
If you get the same EV technology that was introduced at Kangoo E-TECH last month, we can expect a 44kWh battery that gives a WLTP range of 265 km. But Mercedes could provide a larger battery for the family-friendly T-Class. Once again, business to follow up.