Mercedes-Benz Vans presents a concrete impression of the first ever premium vehicle in the small van segment for families and fans of sport: the T-Class and its fully-electric variant. The van is a concept vehicle that is said to have ample space for up to seven passengers along with a good enough luggage compartment. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is transformed into a compact and premium small van in the form of this T-Class, and Concept EQT is the fully electric model which is said to come later in the future.
The Concept EQT will be recognized as a member of the Mercedes-EQ family. The exterior of the car gleams with a new star pattern throughout the vehicle with a 3D effect from the front and 21-inch light-alloy wheels with high sheen finish to the panoramic roof and a rear electric longboard. There is also a light strip which connects the LED headlamps with the LED rear lamps. This creates an aesthetically fascinating contrast in combination with the vehicle’s paintwork in high-gloss black.
The interior of the Concept EQT is a contrast of black and white, comprising of a combination of white Nappa leather and recycled leather. The steering wheel is multifunction with Touch Control buttons and it is complimented with the ambient lighting on the center console, doors and in the foot creating a futuristic and stylish atmosphere. Standard to the Mercedes-EQ family, the Concept EQT will also have the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The system can be operated using the touch control buttons on the steering wheel and optionally the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant. It is intuitive and in conjunction with Mercedes me connect, it offers functions such as display of charging stations, optimized route planning, weather, traffic, etc.
Let’s look at the dimensions of the Concept EQT:
- Length – 4,945 mm
- Width – 1,863 mm
- Height – 1,826 mm
The Concept EQT features sliding doors on both sides with a large opening so even the third row is accessible. A panoramic roof with a star-scape lasered into it floods the interior with light. There is already a considerable amount of space in the rear, however if more space is required the third-row seats can be folded or removed completely. The car also has a surprising feature – an electric longboard integrated into the load compartment. It has been made out of aluminum and has a star pattern, giving it a nice look.
“The Concept EQT gives an outlook on how space and maximum variability can also be combined with stylish comfort in the small van segment. Our future t-class is a true multi-talent and with it we will attract new customer groups and grow sustainably,” says Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
The new T-Class, is said to be launched in the market in 2022 and the fully electric version for private customers will follow later. Mercedes-Benz does sell the V-Class in India and it is priced between INR 71.10 lakhs to INR 1.46 crores. How well do you think the T-Class will perform?