Mercedes-Benz Leads the Charge in South Africa's Luxury Electric SUV Market with the EQS SUV
In a bold move, Mercedes-Benz is pioneering the luxury electric SUV segment in South Africa with the launch of the EQS SUV. This all-electric SUV offers South African consumers an abundance of space, comfort, and cutting-edge connectivity features, all wrapped in a luxurious interior designed to accommodate up to seven passengers. Equipped with the innovative Electric Art Interior and Exterior package, the EQS SUV sets a new standard for contemporary luxury.
Powerful electric motors, responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode make the EQS SUV equally adept at tackling off-road terrain, ensuring it's not just a city slicker but also an adventurous companion for South African roads.
Sensual Purity and Impeccable Design
The EQS SUV embodies the Mercedes-Benz philosophy of sensual purity, seamlessly blending form and function. Its striking design is rooted in a novel electric vehicle architecture, setting it apart from traditional internal combustion engine SUVs. This distinctive design combines uncompromising functionality, exceptional aerodynamics, and cutting-edge aesthetics, resulting in dynamic proportions that captivate the eye.
The EQS Saloon is renowned as the current aerodynamics world champion among production cars, and this design excellence has carried over to the EQS SUV. The careful optimization of SUV-typical flow details results in a unique combination of spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency, making the EQS SUV one of the most aerodynamic SUVs available in South Africa.
Luxurious Interior Experience
Inside the EQS SUV, the luxury lounge concept comes to life, offering an opulent and digitized experience for all passengers. Powered by the second generation of the MBUX operating system, this SUV adapts to individual preferences seamlessly, providing personalized suggestions for infotainment, comfort, and vehicle functions.
The "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant, now more capable than ever, enhances the user experience by activating online services through the Mercedes me App. Rear passengers are not left out, as they enjoy the same comprehensive infotainment and comfort features, including rear-seat screens and intuitive controls.
Versatile Luggage Capacity
The EQS SUV's second row of seats is electrically adjustable as standard, allowing the luggage compartment to expand continuously from 645 to 880 liters. This versatility ensures ample space for both passengers and cargo. With the second-row seats folded down, the luggage compartment offers an impressive volume of up to 2100 liters, perfect for accommodating various cargo needs.
Impressive Electric Performance
The EQS 450 4MATIC SUV, making its debut in South Africa, is equipped with a powerful lithium-ion battery, delivering an impressive 265 kW and 800 Nm of torque. With a substantial 108.4 kWh battery capacity, it offers an estimated range of up to 616 kilometers according to WLTP standards. This electric SUV is not only luxurious but also delivers exceptional performance and range.
Intelligent Energy Recovery
The EQS SUV offers multiple energy recovery options, allowing the driver to choose from three levels of deceleration via paddle shifters. Additionally, the D Auto recuperation level, guided by the ECO Assistant, offers situation-adapted regeneration, making driving more efficient and comfortable.
Agility Finance for a Seamless Ownership Experience
Mercedes-Benz offers South African customers the flexibility of Agility Finance, a tailor-made finance solution that comes with a Guaranteed Future Value. Customers can select their mileage and term upfront to suit their needs, and with Agility Earned, they can earn interest rate reductions for timely monthly payments. This financial solution opens the door to exploring the luxurious Mercedes-Benz EQ range with peace of mind.
Recommended Retail Pricing (South Africa):
EQS 450 4MATIC SUV: R2 726 100
EQS 450 4MATIC 7-seater SUV: R2 759 300
"The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV represents the epitome of luxury SUVs for the discerning South African market. Merging pioneering electrified technology with unparalleled sophistication, comfort, and practicality, this extraordinary vehicle sets new standards in drivability," states Mark Raine, Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa.
Agility Finance, as explained by Robert Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, provides customers with flexibility and peace of mind, ensuring that South African customers can enjoy the luxury and innovation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with ease.