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Overnight Mercedes-Benz released a video teasing its upcoming electric crossover concept car, which will debut at the Paris motor show this week.

The German luxury car maker isn’t offering any details at the current time, simply saying: “The time has come to flip the switch and shape the mobility of tomorrow. The future begins in Paris.”

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It’s thought that the Paris concept is based on the GLC crossover. Naturally it will feature an all electric drivetrain, as well as a unique body and interior.

From what we can see in the video, the concept will have a grille that incorporates LED elements, along with a minimalist interior with glossy white and black surfaces, capacitive buttons, and blue mood lighting.

A production version of the concept is rumoured to be a year-or-so away from reality, and will be the first of at least four electric cars that Mercedes-Benz will launch by 2020.

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In August, it was reported that Mercedes-Benz had trademarked the EQA, EQC, EQE, EQG, and EQS names, seemingly confirming rumblings that it will launch an electric car sub-brand to take on BMW’s i range and Audi’s e-tron models.

If the rumours prove to be true, Mercedes-Benz will also bolster its regular range of sedans, wagons, hatches, crossovers, and, maybe, two-doors with plug-in hybrid variants that will carry EQ Boost branding.

Interestingly, the new Mercedes concept’s face looks more than a little like that of Volkswagen’s Budd-E concept, revealed earlier this year.

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