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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA spied

Mercedes-Benz is readying an all-electric crossover built on the bones of the GLA, with an expected launch date during 2021.
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Now the petrol-powered GLA has officially been revealed, Mercedes-Benz has released a camouflaged all-electric EQA SUV mule into the wilds of snowy Europe.

Built on the same MFA II underpinnings as the A-Class, B-Class, GLA, GLB, and CLA variants, the EQA is expected to offer an electric range nudging 500km when it lobs in 2021.

Externally, the EQA looks nearly identical to the GLA released earlier this week.

That means it's more of a 'crossover' than the model it replaces, with a higher roofline and longer wheelbase.

Expect to see a closed-over grille and tweaked headlamps, along with an LED strip connecting the rear lights. Blue lighting may be used around the exterior, too.

Inside, the EQA is expected to follow in the footsteps of its MFA platform mates, with a dual-screen infotainment system, three central air vents on the dashboard, and a row of toggle switches below it.

Based on the cabin of the EQC, a range of rose gold highlights and unique trim options also appears likely.

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 recently confirmed an all-electric G-Wagen is in the works.