Mercedes Teases Its Compact Electric Hatch Again

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes Concept EQ A debuts next week.

Although most of the excitement from Mercedes at Frankfurt Motor Show will involve AMG’s Project One hypercar, the Concept EQ A will be more attainable by general consumers. Little is still known about the Concept EQ A, but it will preview the German automaker’s entry-level electric offering and based on the teaser sketch, Mercedes is going the route of targeting the Volkswagen e-Golf more than the BMW i3 with a stylish design.

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The Concept EQ A will ride on Mercedes-Benz’s Modular Electric Architecture, which will eventually underpin a wide range of electrified vehicles from the brand. The first production model is expected to be the EQ C, a crossover-type vehicle that will take on the eventual Tesla Model Y and electric BMW X3.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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