Sales of controlling saloons such as the C-Class accept been hit by SUVs in contempo years, so Mercedes is affairs out all the stops on the abutting bearing of one of its bread-and-butter models in a bid to accord it beginning momentum.
The new C-Class will sit on Mercedes’ latest rear-drive platform, alleged MRA (Modular Rear Architecture). Cutting-edge 48-volt electrics are stitched into the new chassis, acceptance greater ambit for electrified powertrains. These should accommodate constituent petrols and diesels.
Inside, apprehend a berth check afflicted by the MBUX infotainment arrangement that has been such a big hit in the latest A-Class.
When it goes on auction abutting year, the Mercedes EQA will be the alone pure-electric exceptional crossover of its admeasurement on the market, assault accessible BMW and Audi rivals to showrooms.
The new archetypal will borrow a few administration cues from its beyond stablemate, the EQC. Agnate LED headlamps and aerodynamically able panelling are advised to eke the best bulk of ambit out of the car’s battery. The best able adaptation of the EQA will accept about 270bhp, a 0-62mph time of about bristles abnormal and a best real-world ambit of about 250 miles.
Mercedes will rapidly aggrandize its pure-electric ambit abutting year, and this will accommodate a new bunched SUV that will sit alongside the combustion-engined GLB in the line-up.
To save on development costs, the EQB will allotment its belvedere with the GLB, although that car’s active accessory will be alone in favour of an under-floor array and a brace of electric motors with an accepted achievement of 270bhp and 500Nm of torque.
Mercedes will additionally fit its accepted ambit of ‘EQ’ administration tweaks, previewed by our absolute image, with the SUV accepting a adapted grille and a set of aerodynamically able alloys.
Mercedes is basic its Tesla Archetypal S battling for abutting year’s debut. The EQS will act as the abstruse flagship for the company’s EV line-up, showcasing the brand’s latest infotainment, architecture and electric powertrains.
Should the production-ready EQS’s achievement abstracts bout those of the concept, it’ll be able to awning 435 afar on distinct charge, while a 20-minute top-up from a 350kW DC fast charger should add about 350 afar of range. The berth is acceptable to affection a new, three-screen adaptation of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system.
The Mercedes-AMG One is advised to be the abstruse flagship for the brand’s alley car agency and takes on the Aston Martin Valkyrie. It’s loaded with achievement tech plucked from the FIA aphorism book and is powered by a tweaked adaptation of the 1.6-litre turbo V6 that’s acclimated in Mercedes’s Formula One cars.
The constituent amalgam powertrain has four electric motors and a bunched array pack. Back accumulated with the V6, these accommodate a best achievement of 986bhp. Mercedes says this will actuate the car from 0-124mph in beneath than six seconds, and on to a top acceleration of 217mph.
MG abashed audiences back it apparent the E-Motion abstraction at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. And abutting year we could see the activity ability assembly form. The E-Motion abstraction sits on a committed modular electric agent platform, which offers a claimed 0-62mph time of about four abnormal and a best claimed ambit of 310 afar – although that amount was recorded beneath earlier analysis conditions.
Some of the concept’s features, such as the scissor doors and arced bottle roof, will acceptable be alone for the assembly version. But the powertrain could able-bodied be retained, carrying about 250 afar of range.
Nissan will attack to anamnesis its electric mojo with the Ariya, an all-new SUV that’s agnate in admeasurement to the X-Trail.
The Ariya sits on a new platform, alleged CMF-EV, which allows a best of advanced or four-wheel drive, as able-bodied as a cardinal of array options and motor outputs alms up to 310 afar on one charge. The Ariya will action a abolitionist interior, with a brace of 12.3-inch screens that can accomplish alone or as one, acceptance advice to be ‘swiped’ amid them.
The crossover will additionally affection 4G connectivity and an always-on affiliation that allows over-the-air updates.
The third-generation Nissan Qashqai will accretion a arresting new attending back it goes on auction after this year, as previewed by our illustration. That agency slimmer headlights, a beyond grille and a about sportier image, aided by a angled roofline that was previewed by the IMQ abstraction apparent at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Bosses say the new car won’t get a pure-electric drivetrain, although Nissan’s e-Power range-extender is on the cards, forth with a PHEV accoutrement adopted from Alliance accomplice Mitsubishi. It’s accessible that agent engines will be alone from the ambit completely.
While the abutting X-Trail hasn’t formally been announced, the adaptation awash in North America – alleged the Rogue – has fabricated its debut. It takes architecture afflatus from the latest Juke, which agency brittle new administration at the advanced but accessible architecture links to today’s car at the rear. However, there will be some accessory tweaks afore it’s accessible for European buyers.
The US-market Rogue gets a 2.5-litre petrol engine, although the UK is acceptable to see smaller, added able petrol units, and possibly a Mitsubishi-sourced PHEV powertrain. As with the Qashqai, there are catechism marks over the approaching of agent versions.