2021 Mercedes EQB electric SUV spotted: price, specs and release date

Graham King
October 19, 2020

The Mercedes EQB will be an all-electric alternative to the likes of the Tesla Model Y when it goes on sale in 2021. Read on for more details.

  • New Mercedes EQB spotted
  • Small electric SUV
  • 250- to 300-mile range
  • Will follow EQA hatchback
  • Due on sale in 2021
  • Will likely cost from £45,000

Mercedes will launch 10 new electric cars in the next couple of years, one of which is the new Mercedes EQB. It’ll be a small electric SUV, and the German car maker’s answer to the new Tesla Model Y.

The new EQB (above) won’t look dramatically different from today’s GLB (below).

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB design

Only a few images of an EQB prototype have emerged, but it appears the new car will look very similar to the standard GLB. The camouflage wrap on the front and rear ends suggests Mercedes will make a few tweaks here and there, though.

Not having to cool a hot petrol or diesel engine means the new EQB doesn’t need as many air intakes and vents as the current GLB. Mercedes will likely take this opportunity to add a blanked-off grille that’ll match the upcoming EQA hatchback and EQE and EQS saloons. Don’t bet against the EQB’s grille having a few light-up elements for good measure, too.

Most of the GLB’s cabin, shown here, will be carried over to the new EQB. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB interior

The Mercedes EQB’s interior will share most of its design with the GLB. You can expect a similar, simple design with a pair of infotainment displays and plenty of posh-feeling metal and soft plastic trims. The GLB is available in both five- and seven-seat form, and you can expect the same for the new EQB.

The EQB’s batteries will be mounted under the car’s floor to help maximise space inside, which could mean it offers more space for passengers and luggage than the already practical GLB.

Two- and four-wheel-drive models will likely be offered.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB performance and range

Mercedes hasn’t announced any details about the EQB’s motors and performance, but it’s likely range-topping cars will get two motors, four-wheel drive, and be capable of driving for around 250 to 300 miles between charges.

The Mercedes EQB will be compatible with the latest public fast chargers, so you’ll be able to boost its range from empty to around 80% fully charged in approximately half an hour.

Mercedes has confirmed the EQB will go on sale in 2021. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB price and release date

Mercedes has confirmed that the EQB will go on sale in 2021, following the smaller, GLA-based EQA that’s due out later this year. Prices will fall somewhere between the EQA and EQC, so get ready to hand over at least £45,000 to park an EQB on your driveway.

If you can’t wait for the Mercedes EQB to go on sale, check out the latest Mercedes GLB offers or compare the best electric cars you can currently buy. 

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