With the Concept EQT, Mercedes-Benz is offering a preview of a model that will arrive by the end of the year, powered by thermal (T-Class) or 100% electric (EQT) engines. “The Concept EQT embodies our brand’s Sensual Purity styling philosophy,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group. “Sensuous shapes, elegant finishes and sustainable materials show that this van clearly belongs in our Mercedes-EQ family of electric cars.”

The prototype combines a spacious and versatile space for up to seven occupants and a generous luggage compartment with a typical Mercedes design and approach to glamour, comfort, functionality, connectivity and safety. Mercedes-Benz thus translates the recipe for success of the V-Class into a more compact format. The car shares its floorpan and engines with the new generation Renault Kangoo. The exterior features a number of typical Mercedes-Benz electric car details, from the backlit panel that replaces the front grille to the full-width headlamps.

The interior has been designed to travel in comfort or, for the van version, for maximum use of space. The seats are upholstered in white Nappa leather, while the star of the horizontally developed dashboard is the infotainment system control screen. A practical, semi-closed storage compartment is located above the instrument panel for easy access to tools or important documents. In addition, round air intakes in high-gloss black, galvanised decorative elements and a multifunction steering wheel with Touch Control buttons underline the modern, high-quality look of the cabin.