German luxury marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to unveil a new electric SUV concept at this year’s Paris motor show, according to a new report out of the UK.
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According to Autocar, the new electrified show car will preview an upcoming production EV, which is expected to debut in the form an SUV that would go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X.

The new electric SUV would also take on Audi's upcoming Q6 e-tron and, if it comes to production, Jaguar's reported electric F-Pace variant.


The report claims that Mercedes’ new EV is scheduled to commence production in 2019, and will be the first in a range of upcoming all-electric models that will be added to its line-up.

Next in line is an all-electric sedan to rival the Tesla Model S, potentially an EV variant of the E-Class.

Last year, Dr Thomas Weber, head of research and development for Mercedes-Benz cars, told CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show that the company is looking to expand its zero-emissions vehicle line-up, adding to the handful of models it already has on sale.


Although not in Australia, Mercedes already sells the B-Class Electric Drive in international markets, an EV version of its Smart micro car, and has previously sold a pure electric version of the SLS AMG supercar, called the SLS AMG Electric Drive.

“As you know, a lot of full-electric vehicles are on the road. In the meantime, especially in combination we have at the moment there is some good potential for urban runabouts to run emissions-free,” said Weber.

Watch for Mercedes to unveil its electrified SUV concept at October's Paris motor show.