Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial Vehicles, with the new Concept EQT, made a preview of the premium vehicle in the light commercial vehicle segment for families and individual users with a digital world launch.
The Concept EQT is the all-electric version of the T-Class, which will soon hit the road. This concept vehicle, which is close to serial production, has a wide and versatile living space with a seating capacity of up to seven people and features such as large luggage, unique to Mercedes-Benz; It combines top class qualities such as quality, comfort, functionality, connectivity and safety. Thus, Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial Vehicles brings a new premium understanding to the small-sized light commercial vehicle segment by applying the success recipe of the V-Class to a compact format. Concept EQT offers premium comfort and uncompromising functionality in a unique combination with electric driving pleasure with its electric “longboard” skateboard compartment integrated into the luggage compartment.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial Vehicles; “With the new T-Series, we are further expanding our product range in the small size light commercial vehicle segment. Our new model will appeal to families and users, regardless of their age, who enjoy spending their free time on a variety of activities, and who need a wide range of space and functionality without sacrificing comfort and design. The T-Class offers an attractive entry into the world of Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial Vehicles. As in the Concept EQT example; We consistently maintain our claim to be a leader in electric transportation. We will also offer an all-electric model in this segment in the future. ” said.
Attractive design with high quality perception
Concept EQT is perceived at first glance as a new member of the Mercedes-EQ family. The design stands out with its balanced body proportions and an exciting surface design. The strong shoulder line and striking wheel arches emphasize the vehicle's strong character and appeal. The characteristic black front panel with LED headlights blends seamlessly with the bonnet and shimmers in the Star pattern.
From the dashboard to the bright 21-inch light-alloy wheels and the panoramic glass roof to the electric skateboard at the rear, different-sized stars with 3D effects stand out on each side of the vehicle. There is also a light strip that connects both front and rear LED lights. This, combined with the vehicle's glossy black paint, creates a fascinating contrast, offering a highly aesthetic visual feast. He also emphasizes that he is a member of the Mercedes-EQ family.
Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of the Daimler Group; “Concept EQT is a new and complementary model with 'Emotional Purity' design DNA. Emotional forms, elegant finishes and sustainable materials show that this vehicle is a member of our Mercedes-EQ family. said.
The interior of the Concept EQT also displays a stylish expression that stimulates emotions as much as its overall design. Black and white create an extremely elegant contrast. The seats are covered in white nappa leather. Knitted applications in seat centers are produced from recycled leather. The instrument panel draws attention with its design that stirs up the emotions. The upper part of the instrument puts a wing profile in the middle with its appearance reminiscent of pebbles on the seashore and integrates dynamically with the instrument cluster. There is a practical semi-enclosed storage area above the dashboard for easy access to important items or documents. Apart from that, the multifunction steering wheel with glossy black circular ventilation grilles, galvanized ornaments and touch control surfaces reinforces the quality perception and modern appearance in the cabin. The lighting in the center console, doors and footwell also create a stylish ambience.
Intuitive, self-learning MBUX infotainment system
Mercedes-Benz applies its innovative operating and display concept to the light commercial vehicle segment with its MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The system can be easily controlled with an independent central touch screen, touch control buttons on the steering wheel and the optional "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant. Displaying advanced learning ability with its artificial intelligence, MBUX can predict what the driver wants to do in the next step with the help of predictive behaviors. For example, if someone regularly calls a specific person on their way home on Fridays, the system displays the phone number of that person on the screen on that day of the week. MBUX also offers solutions such as live traffic information and over-the-air updates via Mercedes me connect.
The EQ section in the main menu of the infotainment system's high-resolution display serves as a central point for accessing certain screens and settings. Here; Information such as charging current, travel time, energy flow and consumption graphs are displayed. The infotainment system screen can also be used to access navigation or driving modes. Also via Mercedes me connect; It also offers navigation services and functions specific to electric vehicles, such as charging points, electric driving range, charge level, route planning optimized by taking into account weather or traffic conditions.
Maximum functionality functionality with remarkable design
The Concept EQT (Length / Width / Height: 4.945 / 1.863 / 1.826 millimeters) is equipped with sliding doors with a large opening on each side for convenient access to the two full-size seats in the third row. Three child seats can be placed side by side in the second row of seats. The panoramic glass roof with laser engraved stars fills the interior with light. The elegant bottle design of the glass roof that narrows from front to back makes the vehicle appear taller. The upright tailgate facilitates access to large luggage. When more space is required, the third row seats can be folded down or removed completely. Thus, more space can be created for a pram, dog carrier or other entertainment equipment.
Concept vehicle; It offers a very extraordinary level of functionality with the electric skateboard integrated in the luggage compartment, which makes the luggage more functional for families' luggage and sports equipment. The electric skateboard is hidden in a double-layer compartment under a plexiglass floor that is placed in an aluminum frame and flush with the luggage floor. This skateboard is made of aluminum and looks stylish with the Star patterns on it.
Marcus Breitschwerdt; “Concept EQT belongs to the light commercial vehicle segment and gives an idea that variability can be combined with a stylish and comfortable structure. Our future T-Series model will be a capable model in many ways, and we will continue to grow sustainably by attracting new customer groups to our brand. He spoke in the form.
Will be available on the market next year
The new T-Series, which will be launched on the market in 2022, complements the product range of the brand in the light commercial vehicle market with the commercially positioned Citan, which will be introduced with a fully electric version this year. This will be followed by an all-electric version for individual users.