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Mercedes setting the pace for alternative energy vehicles

Mercedes setting the pace for alternative energy vehicles

2020 will be a significant year for Mercedes Benz with 22 new model arrivals scheduled. Of these, six will be conventionally-powered vehicles with a further 16 models to be made-up of new PHEV plug-in electric hybrid models. 

Six new models, including electric EQA SUV

The six new conventionally-powered models include a new GLS SUVl; a mid-size GLB SUV, a GLE Coupé, a GLA Compact SUV and a new S-Class. Mercedes-Benz will also introduce its second model from the Mercedes EQ stable in the form of a fully electric EQA SUV.

The EQA's introduction alongside the recently-launched EQC will see Mercedes extend its presence in the all-electric sector with a model designed to compete in the higher-volume compact segment. The GLB will be the first to launch to the Irish market, followed by the GLA, GLE Coupé and GLS. The EQA and S-Class will arrive later in 2020. 

Mercedes GLB Ireland

The new Mercedes-Benz GLB will also be available with the option of seven seats

Hybrids – a big part of 2020 story

A major focus in 2020 will be introduction of new hybrid models, and the Mercedes EQ division is set to introduce 16 hybrid vehicles. This will include an A 250e, B 250e, GLA 250e and CLA 250e in Coupé and Shooting Brake versions. Also scheduled are C-Class petrol and diesel powered hybrids in saloon and estate guise.

A GLC hybrid range in Coupé and SUV form will also be available with a GLC 300e and GLC 300de. An E-Class diesel hybrid in E 300de Saloon and Estate guise will also be available, plus a GLE 350de with 4-Matic transmission.

Describing their 2020 line-up as ‘the most inclusive and ecologically attuned range of models ever introduced by Mercedes-Benz’, their sales manager for passenger cars in Ireland, Ciaran Allen said: “it is a range perfectly configured for those socially concerned owners who seek to future-proof their motoring requirements”.