Mercedes-Benz has finally announced a starting price for its first long-distance electric car, the EQC SUV: $ 67,900. The new SUV, announced more than a year ago, arrives in the United States in early 2020.
That price , announced at the LA Auto Show 2019, puts the base model EQC in a competitive place as far as the cost of premium electric SUVs. Jaguar I-Pace starts at $ 69,500, while Audi E-Tron's price floor is $ 74,800. Tesla Model X starts at $ 84,990.
There are more affordable electric SUVs on the market, though they don't offer the same kind of luxury experience. The Kias Niro EV starts at $ 38,500, while the sister company Hyundai & # 39; s Kona EV starts at $ 36,950. The slightly refreshed Chevy bolt starts at $ 37,495.
Otherwise, the EQC looks like a well-equipped SUV, as one would expect from a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The base model comes with a roof hatch, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Burmester sound system, power lift gate, rear side windows sun protection, rain sensing wipers, heated seats, rear air suspension, and safety features such as active brake assist, autonomous emergency brake, and LED high beam, and LED beam. It also uses the company's new infotainment system, MBUX, which appears on dual 10.25-inch touchscreen displays.
Above the base model, Mercedes-Benz also sells a "premium" trim version of the EQC starting at $ 72,270, and an "advanced" trim starting at $ 76,620. The premium trim adds things like a wireless charger and a 360-degree camera set, while the advanced includes leather seats, rose gold sewing and Mercedes-Benz's complete driver assistance package. Each trim also comes with some selected color and interior options.