We’ve always loved off-roaders. The height, the power on the road, the ability to go anywhere, they truly are the ideal utility vehicle that we just can’t get enough of. But there’s just one thing holding us back, one big negative to owning a 4x4. The fuel consumption. In 2020, driving around a petrol guzzling vehicle not only makes you look outdated, but leaves you wracked with guilt. Moving with the times is crucial and now Mercedes-Benz have provided their solution to this problem.
The EQC 4x4 Squared is the zero-emissions off-roader built for the future. But it has arrived now. Well, almost. This is the latest fully-electric prototype from the German manufacturers and it looks exceptional, almost like a battery powered rocket ship that can go anywhere and do anything. Questions have been raised in the past as to whether electric vehicles will be able to provide the same torque and power needed for serious off-roading and this looks likely to dismiss any doubts with aplomb.
This looks beefy enough to handle any terrain and the figures back up that theory. The suspension has been switched for one with portal axles which raise the car and means its ground clearance has gone from a paltry 5.5 inches to a meaty 11.5. That means it can now clear up to 15 inches of water without any issues, seriously impressive stuff from Mercedes Benz.
This particular SUV has been fitted with huge tyres, accounted for by the massive front and rear fenders, making the EQC look as good as it drives. As for the engine, well battery, it is currently set to be a 80kWh pack that can produce a tasty 402 horsepower completely silently. With six new additions coming to the range, including an EQS Sedan and an EQB hatchback, Mercedes are here to make a name in the electric car market.
We think the EQC 4X4 Squared could be not only the best-looking and most rugged, but also the most exciting. It’s got a bright future, guaranteed.