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2​022 Mercedes EQA Is An Electric GLA-Class With Better Looks

M​ercedes-Benz has launched the EQA, an electric SUV for the European market.

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1​. Mercedes has unveiled the EQA, an electric version of the GLA-Class SUV.

2​. In Europe, it will have 187 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, and starts at the equivalent of $57,750.

3​. If the EQA ever makes it to the U.S, it will likely have 280 horsepower and all-wheel drive.

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M​ercedes has revealed the EQA SUV, an electric variant of the GLA-Class. The EQA is part of the German automaker's sizable EV rollout, and will join numerous other EQ-line vehicles within the next couple of years. Boasting better looks, but lower horsepower, the EQA is roughly $20,000 more expensive than the base GLA model.

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I​n Europe, the only place it's been confirmed to arrive, the EQA250 will be powered by a front-motor that produces 187 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The latter is a small amount more than the GLA250's 258 lb-ft, a vehicle that benefits from 221 horsepower. When it comes to acceleration, the EQA doesn't prevail over GLA models, and takes 2 seconds longer to get to 60 mph, according to Mercedes. As far as range, the EQA claims 300 miles in the European cycle.

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W​hen asked by Car and Driver about plans for a U.S market model, Mercedes responded by saying "At this point the EQA is still being considered for the U.S. market." If the electric SUV does arrive on U.S soil, it will likely have 280 horsepower and all-wheel drive, pointing toward a higher price.

M​oving inside the EQA, it resembles that of the GLA's interior, with a massive central screen, beautiful lighting, and optional rose gold accents and blue fabric. The EQA will be built in both Germany and China, and costs $57,750 for the European market, $20,000 more than GLA250 models. This gap, however, is filled by an abundance of government incentives.

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