Mercedes-Benz’s love affair with electric vehicles shows no signs of cooling off as the big-name auto maker has just released a really cool concept electric minivan. The stunning EQT looks like it is supposed to be an ICE but with an electric variant, for which we are excited. It is called the T-Class and will be joining the company’s product lineup soon.
We do not wish to get your hopes up but the concept looks very close to a production vehicle. The EQT is a seven-seater minivan that exudes appeal and class that Mercedes-Benz are known for. However, it is not a form-over-function contraption as it looks practically comfortable.
The T-Class is immediately recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz product with its styling. It has a muscular shoulder with wheels that standout. It couldn’t escape the black front panel, with LED front headlights. There is a panoramic roof and an electric longboard at the rear. Still on the rear, you will find a light strip. You can access the van from either side through a sliding door.
The concept car is painted a glossy deep black that will stand out anywhere, but Mercedes might offer other color choices down the road. Inside, the EQT continues to be stunning, using a combination of black and white that looks elegant. The seats are made from white nappa leather. Mercedes squeezed in environmental conservation by using patches of recycled leather.
The EQT has an attention grabbing instrument panel with a wing-like profile. Just above it is a compartment where you can store a few things. Mercedes is sticking its proprietary MBUX infotainment system here, with a free-standing high-resolution display the center of attention. From the screen, you can control the car, use the navigation system and also monitor the different metrics like the charge level of the battery.
The cabin and luggage area are spacious, allowing you to bring as many items as you need on your trips. Mercedes-Benz says the small van will be loved by families, especially first-time buyers when it is launched next year. Sadly, the ICE version will come first, with the electric variant to follow later.
“We are expanding our portfolio in the small van segment with the forthcoming T-Class. It will appeal to families and all those private customers, whatever their age, who enjoy leisure activities and need a lot of space and maximum variability without forgoing comfort and style. The T-Class provides them with an attractive introduction into the world of Mercedes-Benz. And as the Concept EQT shows: we are consistently implementing our claim to leadership in electromobility and will also be offering a fully electric model in this segment in the future,” says Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.