Mercedes-Benz introduced the EQA in its inventory during the world pandemic situation in 2020, and three years later, it released the refreshed version of it.
Usually, the German premium automaker didn't rush things in its office and used to update its models once every four years. But that rule had to be changed for several vehicles, including its smallest-sized crossover vehicle with an electric drivetrain, the EQA. As a result, in 2023, the car manufacturer surprised its fans with the refreshed version of this electron-powered vehicle made for those who wanted to switch to sustainable transportation solutions. While most of the car remained unchanged, there were several areas where a keen eye for detail could notice some differences.
After successfully introducing the larger models EQE, EQS, and EQS SUV, the three-pointed star brand noticed that customers liked these vehicles' front ends. As a result, it started to apply it to most of its EVs, including the EQA. For the 2024 model year, this compact-sized crossover sported a black panel adorned with the brand's logo. In addition, the headlights were adorned with LEDs on their upper side, unlike the previous version that sported V-shaped endings for these daytime running lights. Also, above the redesigned front panel, the automaker installed a horizontal LED bar that stretched between headlights. From its profile, the 2024 model year remained virtually unchanged, while at the back, the taillights were refreshed. They sported a horizontal bar on their top instead of rectangular shapes.
Inside, the automaker installed an elegant dashboard and offered an option for an illuminated panel in front of the side passenger. The front seats were separated by a tall center console, where Mercedes installed a pair of cup holders and a wireless charging port. Still, due to the short wheelbase, the EQA couldn't provide too much room for the passengers seated in the rear on a split-folding bench seat. But still, it was good enough for short jaunts. The automaker made the EQA a compact yet sporty crossover, and that's why it offered customers several options for seats, including high-bolstered ones for the front passengers. On the options list, Mercedes included a Burmester sound system that could provide an immersive Dolby Atmos sound, which was uncommon for this kind of vehicle.
Underneath the skin, the EQA was still powered by electric motors and available with either a front or an all-wheel-drive system. The battery pack could provide a 560 km (348 miles) range on a single charge, by WLTP standards, which was more than enough for such a vehicle. On the safety side, the EQA has received new features and improved functions. For instance, the lane-keeping assist system could correct the car's traveling direction via steering inputs instead of using the ESP system, resulting in more comfortable rides.
Information about this model's engines has not been yet made public, but we will add it as soon as the car is launched or more data becomes available