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Mercedes-Benz Korea to add an all-electric Sedan to its EV lineup

Mercedes-Benz Korea to add an all-electric Sedan to its EV lineup
Mercedes-Benz Korea to add an all-electric Sedan to its EV lineup

The South Korean arm of German automaker, Mercedes Benz, has reportedly announced that a new model, an all-electric Sedan, will be added to its Korean EV lineup this year to satisfy the growing demand for zero-emission vehicles in the nation.

The first pure electric Sedan, the new EQS model has been built on the carmaker’s dedicated electric modular architecture and was unveiled on the media day of this year’s Seoul Motor Show, held in Seoul, South Korea.

According to a company spokeswoman, the new EQS 450+ AMG Line, and EQS 450+ AMG Line Launch Edition models, introduced under its all-electric Mercedes-EQ brand, will be launched in the market this year itself.

In an official statement, Mercedes Benz disclosed that the new EQS has been given a modular design that it had developed for its EVs. The vehicle would also come with a next-gen AI infotainment system called, MBUX Hyperscreen.

The MBUX Hyperscreen is the first-of-its-kind dashboard panel that will be making its debut with the new EV model. As per the statement, the entire panel is a single widescreen unit that gives a high-tech aesthetic look to the cockpit and the car interiors.

In addition to that, the new EQS model has been equipped with a 107.8 kWh battery, with a range of more than 478 km on a single charge. The EV battery can charge itself from 10% to 80% in only 30 minutes.

The price for the EQS AMG Line has been set at ₩177 million (~$150,000), while the price for the EQS AMG Line Launch Edition has been set at ₩181 million (~$152,000).

Mercedes-Benz had launched its first all-electric model in South Korea back in 2019, where it unveiled the EQC 400 4MATIC SUV, and has since followed it up with the launch of EQA 250, a new compact SUV this year.

Mercedes-Benz Korea has sold a total of 65,855 vehicles between January and October, with the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA) reporting that its sales have gone up 9.5% from the same period year ago.

Source credit: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211125000069&np=1&mp=1

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