Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled the “progressive and luxurious” interior of its upcoming 2023 EQS SUV, slated to launch globally on April 19.
The EQS SUV is the company’s largest all-electric sports utility vehicle to date, and it will be the first of six EQ-series electric vehicles (EVs) from Mercedes that are due to launch in 2022. The EQS SUV shares Mercedes’ EVA2 EV platform with the veteran automaker’s EQS sedan, which launched last year and starts at $102,310 in the U.S.
Mercedes-Benz seeks to “redefine an entire segment” with the EQS SUV. “Its interior combines the progressive design, luxury and comfort that customers love about the EQS with the space and versatility of the popular large-SUV concept,” said the company.
The highlight of the EQS SUV’s interior is Mercedes’ (optional) dash-spanning, 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen. Embedded in the Hyperscreen are the center control console and a 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger that’s intended for easily accessible individual controls and even content consumption when the vehicle is in motion (local laws permitting).
The interior incorporates fine leather and genuine wood to “create a warm tactile experience,” as well as an innovative hybrid trim made out of magnolia wood and stainless steel. The EQS SUV will be available in five-seat and seven-seat configurations, with an electrically adjustable second row of seating for optimum flexibility.
One of Mercedes-Benz’s goals with the EQS SUV was to maximize cargo space. Depending on whether you opt for the five-seat or seven-seat version, the luggage compartment of the EQS SUV offers room for up to four golf bags. The EQS SUV is also equipped with a Dolby Atmos sound system for an enriched in-cabin audio experience.
The EQS SUV features ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL Plus, which eliminates fine particulates, pollen, and other contaminants from the cabin air, and Mercedes-Benz also takes a page out of Tesla’s book with the addition of a HEPA filter.
Last week, the 2023 Mercedes EQS SUV was spotted testing in California with privacy wraps still covering its exterior.
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