Mercedes teases EQT, future potential electric mini-camper van?

Mercedes-Benz did not appear aggressive in its electric vehicle. Soon after debuting the new EQB SUV, which came just a few days after the EQS sedan, the automaker has rolled out the new concept EQT almost production preview of the all-electric small van. The EQT will bring the consumer passenger van version of the next generation Citan Commercial Van, a world-first look at the new T-Class. Mercedes does not currently offer a Devil Tourist van, but has hinted and played with the idea that we hope the T-Class, and perhaps the EQT, is a Mercedes to bump Volkswagen’s new Caddy California. Will introduce mini-camper.

Back in July of 2020, Mercedes announced the upcoming T-Class van as the consumer passenger equivalent for the upcoming T-Gene launching commercial van. It now prepares to introduce the concept EQT as the first look in the T-Class family. Mercedes will reveal the near-production electric T-Class concept ahead of the ICE variants as part of its “electric first” strategy. It will add a bit of pomp by including a new video featuring world-renowned skateboarder and video game hero Tony Hawk as part of the digital premiere event.

The T-Class will essentially serve as the Mercedes small van family V-Class, a well-appointed passenger van for families and active leisure people. Mercedes also posts it as an entry-level model designed to attract new customers to the brand.

Looking from the first teaser picture, the concept will share a bright, digitized front-end design with previous EQ concepts such as EQT, Visual EQS and Generation EQ. The van’s illuminated bits show sharp headlamps and a three-pointed star pattern covering the central grille panel. Mercedes states that the concept EQT will be guided by the same “sensual purity” philosophy that played a central role in the design of the new EQS.

The T-Class silhouette was teased last year, meanwhile, previewing a more rigid, minivan-like direction for Mercedes’ smaller passenger vans. A strong belt line appears to add headlights and taillights, and the large side windows look as if they can run a Hyundai Staria window for their money. Like the current Citan, which debuted in 2012, the second gen Citan and T-Class are being developed in collaboration with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. The first T-Class model will hit the market in 2022.

Mercedes teased the T-Class for the first time last July


A sub-5-meter (16.4-foot) “Marco Polo Mini” based on the T-Class is not a sure thing that Mercedes currently offers only camper vans, but the new van family timeline cannot do camper variants. Better for the possibility of. Last year, new tourist registrations in Germany crossed the 100,000 mark for the first time (according to the Caravanning Industry Association of Germany or CIVD), with a total of 107,000 fewer than 80,000 camper vans and large hothoms (vs. towels). CIVD also recorded a new German industry sales record of € 12.5 billion.

In January, Mercedes noted the development of the industry to preview its motorhome plans for 2021, identifying a key driver in compact camper vans that could serve as both camper and everyday vehicles. It mentioned the new Citan in the motorhome announcement, suggesting that the new van’s dimensions and generous loading capabilities open up new motorhome-conversion possibilities.

Mercedes-Benz van’s head of sales and marketing, Claus Rehgler, said, “The new Seaton is one of our highlights in 2021.” “But there is more to do now. Wait and see what other trends Mercedes-Benz Van will address in the motorhome segment.”

Whether the Mercedes signs are similar to the Citan / T-Class model joining the Mercedes-Benz Tourist van family, but it appears that Stuttgart has some mini-camper plans for the near future, perhaps in August’s Düsseldorf caravan saloon in the form of .

Mercedes plays with a devil camper at the 2016 Dusseldorf Caravan Saloon

Mercedes plays with a devil camper at the 2016 Dusseldorf Caravan Saloon

An all-electric T-Class camper van is a longer-lasting tablet than an ICE model, specifically the Medisize EQV to be converted into a camper van by Mercedes or anyone else. But brands from Tesla to Canu have made fast-paced camper conversions to their upcoming EV designs, so one owes the credit for launching the world’s first factory-built electric camper van. Mercedes is in as good a position as anyone to be.

The automaker began expanding its global small camper van lineup last year, before it saw a surge in demand for RVs worldwide. Inspired by the increasing popularity of RVs, Mercedes debuted at the US market Metres getaway (first weekend) a few weeks before the Kovid-19-related closures and lockdown spread quickly throughout the US. Getaway helped fill Volkswagen, a factory camper van void when it drove its Yurvan campers out of the market in 2003.

Before we get any potential T-Tourist news, we need to take a first look at the T-Class van lineup that Concept EQT will deliver during its Digital World premiere on May 10 at 11 am. Once live, bring the details.

Source: Daimler

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