From Mercedes-Benz, the pace of new model introductions planned for 2020 shows no sign of letting-up with no less than 22 model arrivals scheduled. Of these, six will be conventionally powered vehicles with a further 16 arrivals to be made-up of new PHEV plug-in electric hybrid models –a breakdown that underlines the gradual and obvious transition by Mercedes-Benz into the manufacture of alternative energy vehicles.
Six New Model arrivals, including electric-powered EQA SUV
With launch dates to be announced during the course of the year, the six new conventionally powered model introductions are: a new GLS SUV model; a mid-size GLB SUV that includes a 7-seater version; a GLE Coupé; a GLA Compact SUV and a much-anticipated new S-Class.
Also planned is a second model from the Mercedes EQ stable in the form of a fully electric powered EQA SUV. Its 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.
In terms of sequencing, first to arrive here will be the GLB, followed quickly by the GLA, GLE Coupé and GLS. The EQA and S-Class will arrive later in the year, most probably towards Q4.
Hybrids –a big part of 2020 story
A major focus of attention next year will be the emergence of hybrids as a main plank in Mercedes’ 2020 model story. In this regard, the Mercedes EQ division is set to introduce an impressive 16-strong line-up of hybrid vehicles –models that their Sales Manager in Ireland, Ciaran Allen says “are poised to capture the growing demand amongst eco-conscious motorists for vehicles that deliver the best of all worlds”.
Coming will be 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 –they being a C 300e and C300de.
A similarly-configured GLC hybrid range in Coupé and SUV form –a GLC 300e and GLC 300de –will be available in petrol and diesel with 2WD and 4WD transmission.Coming also will be an E-Class diesel hybrid in E 300de Saloon and Estate versions, 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.
Contact Michael Moores Mercedes-Benz on (090 ) 6403000 for more details on the Mercedes range.