Mercedes-Benz has asked to use the nameplate EQA in America, signifying they may start selling their electric compact crossover that is available elsewhere in the world.
They requested permission to do this on April 5 and test cars with updated features have been seen. This could indicate that the car should be available around 2024.
The EQA is a car that was released in 2021, but it’s getting an upgrade because the GLA-Class, which it’s based on, had a makeover for 2024. The GLA-Class is now the starter model for Mercedes in the USA after the A-Class stopped being made at 2022.
In the U.S., the EQA will be the cheapest electric car that Mercedes offers. Just like how GLA is smaller than GLB, the EQA is going to be lower in the range of Mercedes’ electric vehicles compared to the bigger model, EQB, which is coming out in 2024.
The U.S. trademark application only mentions the EQA nameplate, but it could also be called an ‘EQA SUV’ in some places like Mercedes does for their EQE SUV and EQS SUV models. They would do this so they can use the ‘EQA’ name for another electric car that is being made – though it’s still uncertain whether that model will be available in the US.
Mercedes will soon be releasing a compact sedan that is built on their new MMA platform. This platform has been designed to build both hybrid and electric cars, and it will also be used to make future compacts. Mercedes wants to use only electric cars by 2030, so even if you don’t get to see the EQA crossover, there might be other similar cars with the same MMA platform in the future.