The competition does not let up, and that is why brands must hurry to improve their proposals if they do not want to be left behind prematurely. This is the case of the Mercedes-Benz EQA, which has just received a facelift just two years after its launch.
The new EQA comes with innovations in terms of design, equipment, and efficiency, which allow it to have a more competitive set. Starting with the design, the Mercedes-Benz EQA receives a somewhat more aerodynamic front and bumper, and we also find a line of LED lights that joins the headlights bringing it closer to proposals like its older brother, the EQS.
At the rear, the taillights have also been revamped, gaining a more complex and attractive 3D light signature. This again aesthetically brings the EQA closer to the design language of the rest of the Mercedes EQ family, especially the EQE SUV and EQS SUV.
Inside, the refreshed Mercedes EQA leaps forward, receiving updates such as a new three-spoke steering wheel with capacitive controls, updated trim on the dashboard and doors, incorporating illuminated Mercedes logos, and an info-display setup. largest entertainment that reaches 10 inches and is managed by the latest generation MBUX system.
The screens can be customized with three styles called Subtle, Sporty, and Classic, and now feature cleaner graphics and menus. Additionally, Mercedes claims that the voice recognition system is now more receptive to different types of dialogue.
New Mercedes-Benz EQA
But the most important change is the improvement in the efficiency of the propulsion system, which translates into greater range. Thanks to aerodynamic optimization, tires optimized for low rolling resistance, and a new range maximization mode that disables functions that may not be necessary, such as the screen or air conditioning, the Mercedes EQA now has an approved range of 560 WLTP kilometers in its EQA 250+ version.
The revamped EQA is also more convenient to charge, as it now features the Plug & Charge feature, which allows the charging process to start automatically once the cable is plugged in. This feature allows the vehicle and the charging station to communicate directly through the charging cable.
The single and twin motor powertrains are retained, as are the batteries. EQA continues to offer two battery options, a 66.5 kWh pack on the EQA 250, EQA 300 4Matic, and EQA 350 4Matic, and a 70.5 kWh on the 250+ model.
That is, despite the improvements, Mercedes has not taken the opportunity to improve one of the weakest aspects of the EQA, such as the fast charging system. This currently remains at a peak of 112 kW, which places it slightly behind its main rivals.
The EQA 250 and EQA 250+, with front-wheel drive, have a 140 kW (188 hp) engine, while the two-engine versions, EQA 300 4Matic and EQA 350 4Matic, with all-wheel drive, have a combined horsepower of 168 kW (225 PS) and 215 kW (288 PS), respectively.
Mercedes has also updated the EQA driving assistance systems thanks to improved sensor technology that includes a new central and rear camera. Some assistants are part of the optional equipment, which raises the final price, and customers who pay for it will get improved functions, such as the active lane-keeping assistant, which has improved its performance.
Mercedes-Benz has not yet announced the price of the new EQA, but it is to be expected that they will start at the current level, which, as we remember, starts its prices at 55,533 euros for the cheapest version. A model that will open its orders this fall, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2024.