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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA spied

Mercedes-Benz's compact electrified crossover has been spied charging in a German underground garage.
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The Mercedes-Benz EQA SUV has been spied charging in a German garage, revealing hints of its GLA-derived design.

The all-electric crossover will be built on Mercedes-Benz's MFA II platform, and is expected to offer an electric range around 482km when it launches in 2021.

As with the EQC and GLC, the EQA appears to share its basic silhouette with the GLA – at least, if our recent prototype drive is a guide – but will likely differentiate itself with unique trim and lighting elements.

It sits on a set of aero-style wheels inspired by those of the EQC, and features a charge connector on its right-hand rear flank.

Compared to the previous GLA, expect the latest model (upon which the EQA will be based) to be a proper 'crossover' instead of a hatchback on stilts. It's almost 100mm taller than before, with a 30mm longer wheelbase underpinning a body that's actually 20mm shorter than that of the outgoing model.

That should make for improved head- and legroom in the rear seats, and a more useful luggage area.

Inside, expect the EQA to follow in the footsteps of the A-Class and B-Class with a dual-screen infotainment system, three circular air vents on the dash, and a row of toggle switches below it.

The EQA will be joined by an EQB and EQE in the Mercedes-Benz line-up during 2021, reports from Europe have suggested. By the end of 2022, the three-pointed star plans to have 10 electric vehicles on sale.

Mercedes has filed patent applications for the EQA, EQC, EQE, EQG, and EQS nameplates. It also this week confirmed an all-electric G-Wagen is in the works.

Click on one of the pictures for a full gallery of images from Greg Kable.