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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC priced at $137,900

Mercedes-Benz’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in Australia, the EQC 400, will hit showrooms on December 9, ahead of deliveries to those who’ve made deposits from early 2020. The company today announced a price of $137,900 before on-road costs for the single specification offering, placing it in line with the mid-range Jaguar I-Pace SE ($135,400), and between the Tesla Model X Long Range ($131,900) and Performance ($141,100)...

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Toyota Corolla sedan score 5 star ANCAP ratings

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has followed the Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf in achieving a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. The mid-sized EQC SUV, which will go head-to-head with the Audi E-Tron Quattro and Jaguar I-Pace, equalled the best-ever score for child protection...

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4. The Korando is the first model from SsangYong to get a five-star rating, with AEB as standard across the range in Europe...

CarAdvice podcast 154: European sports sedan comparison!

On the panel this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and James Wong. In car news, pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Toyota Supra and 2019 Genesis G70, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed a $6.7 billion loss, the Toyota Tarago has been axed to make way for the Granvia, and the Mercedes-Benz EQC has the 'highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'...

Mercedes-Benz EQC: 'Highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'

It's not the latest AMG, nor is it the most affordable model, it's Mercedes-Benz's first production series electric vehicle that has generated the highest demand of any car to date. Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a new automotive era with its EQ vehicles, investing $16 billion in producing 10 new fully electric vehicles by 2022...

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC starts production

Mercedes-Benz has commenced production of the all-new EQC electric crossover at its Bremen facility in Germany, ahead of its global launch in the coming weeks. Available to order now in Europe, the EQC 400 4Matic has a base price of €71,281 ($113,740), though the special Edition 1886 launch variant (pictured) is available from €84,930...

Mercedes-Benz EQC here in October, first batch spoken for

Mercedes-Benz Australia is reporting high levels of buyer interest in its first fully-electric car, the EQC crossover, even though it’s still seven months away from going on sale. The company has taken hundreds of ‘buyer registrations’, more expressions of interest than money-down deposits, since December, and already considers the entire 2019 production supply destined for our market to be effectively spoken for...

Mercedes-Benz EQC: Buyer registration opening in December

Mercedes-Benz Australia is getting ready to take orders for the upcoming EQC electric vehicle... sort of. The company is reporting strong demand for its Audi e-tron and BMW iX3 rival, which doesn't actually touch down until late in 2019. It won't be accepting deposits, but a registration system allowing customers to get in line will go live in December...

Mercedes-Benz EQC: Of course it's an SUV

"Shame it's an SUV," wrote one of our Instagram followers on Tuesday, following the global unveiling of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC in Sweden. There was a time, early in this modern era of electric vehicles, when car enthusiasts couldn't possibly get on board with the thought of owning an EV...

Mercedes EQ could make up nearly half of all sales by 2025

Mercedes-Benz's new EQ electric technology could be powering a significant proportion of cars it sells by 2025, according to Mercedes-Benz research and development chief Ola Kallenius. Speaking with Australian media at the global launch of the new EQC electric SUV in Sweden this week, Kallenius shared some insight on the company's plans for EQ electric and EQ Power plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in the next decade...

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed: 300kW EV debuts in Stockholm

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has been unveiled today at a special event in Sweden, two years after it first appeared as a concept at the Paris motor show. As expected, and certainly as hinted by a flood of spy photos and official teaser images, the EQC has more than a little GLC about its styling...