Mercedes isn’t tip-toeing into electrification. The automaker put together an aggressive plan and it shows no sign of slowing down. It’s why every few months it seems like there’s another Mercedes-Benz EV being announced.
In all this removal of gas-powered engines, Mercedes still needs to make sure to build vehicles that exude the luxury customers have come to expect from the automaker. It started with the EQS as the electric version of the S-Class sedan and followed that up with the EQS SUV. A taller vehicle with more headroom, off-road capabilities, and the number one feature wanted by the US market, it’s an SUV.
While the parity of tech features between the EQS and EQS SUV is impressive, the one thing that S-Class owners moving to an electric luxury vehicle will notice is the increased headroom in the EQS SUV. There’s also the design, which looks better on the SUV and if you opt for all-wheel-drive, the off-roading capabilities are there for when the second home happens to be up a dirt road.
Still, we put the EQS SUV to the test and found that overall it’s an impressive entry into the luxury EV SUV market even with its weird regenerative brake pedal.
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