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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...

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Poll: 2019 Audi e-tron lands first blow in EV battle
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Poll: 2019 Audi e-tron lands first blow in EV battle

They're both electric, they're both German and they're both official – finally. It appears the more conventional Audi e-tron quattro is leading the electric charge, having toppled the Mercedes-Benz EQC in our latest poll. A handy 66 per cent of respondents to the poll favoured the angular Audi, which is already being produced ahead of a European market launch at the end of this year...


Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s CEO, Horst von Sanden, says he’s not particularly concerned about dipping luxury car sales this year, though he admits consumer and business confidence is “not great”. Sales of the company’s passenger cars and SUV models are down 7.5 per cent this year, contrasting against six consecutive years of solid - often double digit - growth...


Luxury EV comparison: Six SUV challengers square off
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Luxury EV comparison: Six SUV challengers square off

The electric car revolution is finally becoming a reality, and not just at the fringes of the car industry. Tesla obviously got the jump on making EVs cool, and deserves some plaudits for it. But now the market's mature, luxury brands are making their moves, spending tens of billions of dollars in the process...


2019 Audi e-tron quattro revealed, set for Australia next year
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2019 Audi e-tron quattro revealed, set for Australia next year

After a long run of teasers and previews, the Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has officially been revealed, as it gears up to take on the new Mercedes-Benz EQC and upcoming BMW iX3. Measuring 4901mm long, 1935mm wide, and 1606mm tall, the e-tron quattro is 238mm longer, 37mm wider and 51mm lower than an Audi Q5...


Audi teases e-tron quattro in new advertising campaign
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Audi teases e-tron quattro in new advertising campaign

Audi has teased its new e-tron quattro electric SUV once again, ahead of an overnight reveal in San Francisco. Scheduled to make its official debut in the USA, this advertising campaign is the latest in a long line of teasers and previews for its first series-production electric vehicle. "Up until now the full promise of the electric car has gone unfulfilled...


CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!
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CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!

This week Mandy Turner and Trent Nikolic are recording from Tasmania at the CarAdvice event where five readers got the chance to experience being a motoring journalist for a day in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. In car news, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, Apple has reported its first self-driving crash, the Ford Endura ST-Line has been confirmed for Australia, and the Lexus UX will be launching without Apple CarPlay Down Under...


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


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


2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC interior previewed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC interior previewed

Mercedes-Benz is getting close to revealing its EQC but, at this rate, there's going to be no surprises left when the sheet is whipped off in Sweden. After showing the world its headlight design and 'mystic rear' (stop chuckling) earlier this week, the company has given us a look behind the wheel of its first mass-produced electric vehicle...


2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The Mercedes-Benz EQC has been teased again, ahead of its launch on September 4 in Sweden. While an earlier teaser revealed part of the headlights and grille, this latest sneak peek – revealed overnight on the company's social media accounts – gives us a clear, if somewhat dark, view of the car's rear-end...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased ahead of September 4 reveal

Daimler has published a brief teaser video of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC this week, ahead of its full reveal, scheduled for September 4. In the short clip posted on Twitter, Mercedes-Benz's parent said it will show off the first all-electric model from the luxury marque next week, also signalling the launch of the EQ electric sub-brand...


2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too
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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC spied with less camouflage, interior photographed too

Along with the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, our spy photography agency has managed to snap the first pictures of the electric crossover's interior. Unlike earlier prototypes, we can now see the final shape of the headlight units, grille and bumpers...


Audi e-tron launch delayed amidst CEO's arrest
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Audi e-tron launch delayed amidst CEO's arrest

Audi has delayed the reveal of its new e-tron quattro SUV following the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler last week, with the Audi Summit event scheduled for August 30 cancelled. The Financial Times (subscription required) reports the reveal will now take place in the United States sometime later in the year...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV has been previewed again, this time during hot weather testing on Spain's Iberian peninsula. Dry heat is the first challenge in the series, as exposure can cause battery damage in electric vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed
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Mercedes-Benz EQC development and testing regime detailed

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC, the brand's first high volume electric car, has just completed its cold weather testing regime in northern Sweden, and will soon begin hot weather testing in southern Spain. As development of the EQC is expected to take four years, the car will be exposed to three winters and three summers before its launch...


Mercedes-Benz 'EQC' spied
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Mercedes-Benz 'EQC' spied

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been spied during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype we saw last year, this vehicle is starting to wear its own unique panels and lights, rather than borrowing all its sheetmetal from the GLC – though the family ties are still obvious...


2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing

A development mule for the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. Given that the mule doesn't seem to have any stretch marks, cut lines or otherwise disfigured body panels, it's safe to assume that the EQC, or whatever it will be called, will share most of its key dimensions with the GLC...


Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQ for electric sub-brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz trademarks EQ for electric sub-brand - report

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle sub-brand could be based around the letters EQ, if a trademark filing in the UK proves to be an accurate reflection of the car maker's intentions. According to Autocar, the German luxury maker has filed applications for a clutch of new models, including the EQA, EQC, EQE, EQG, and EQS...