Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 580 Goes On Sale In Malaysia

More motorists are slowly buying into the electric vehicle (EV) craze as more viable models land in showrooms. According to Mercedes, the ideal combination for a luxurious and comfortable trip would include things like an electric drivetrain, an air suspension system, and of course—an SUV body type. And that’s precisely what you’re seeing here; the EQS SUV 580 4Matic, which retails for RM699,888, has all of that.

The EQS SUV is, in case you haven’t guessed it now, the SUV variant of the EQS sedan. Consequently, it also retains the saloon model’s curved aerodynamic design, which to be honest, is a point of contention in design circles—with many feeling that the curves are too pronounced. But then again, design appreciation lies in the eye of the beholder—or isn’t that what they say?

At the front, the grille and headlights combine into one unit, and an LED light bar spans the headlight gap. With their electric pop-out feature, the door handles of the EQ-Series electric automobiles are already very recognisable. For the EQ models, the washer fluid cap on the left front fender has also become signature design trait. Furthermore, they are all there to enhance the car’s aerodynamics, so they are not merely for show.

The EQS SUV 580 is available in Malaysia with the AMG Line trim level. This implies that the 22-inch multi-spoke wheels, side steps and bumpers from the AMG Line Package are included.

The EQS SUV 580 4Matic is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with 544 hp and 858 torque. Its powertrain allows it to reach a top speed of 210 km/h and a sprint time of 4.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h.

The EQS SUV 580 4Matic has a 108.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that stores energy, and using the WLTP test cycle, its huge battery pack provides a pure electric driving range of 615 km—or let’s say around 530 km in the real world.

One of the first EVs in Malaysia with 22 kW AC charging capacity is the EQS SUV 580. With it, you may charge the car in the comfort of your own home in five hours, from empty to full. Additionally, 11 kW AC charging is supported, albeit it will take twice as long.

With a maximum rate of 200 kW, the EQS SUV 580’s DC charging speed is fairly reasonable even though it wasn’t constructed with an 800 V design. With this, it only takes 31 minutes to fully charge the automobile from 10% to 80%.

The EQS SUV 580 has one of the most intriguing interiors of any modern vehicle. Its cabin contains a total of six screens. Yes, six! A screen is located for the front passenger and three screens are located for the rear passengers in addition to the normal head unit and digital instrument cluster. Given that Euro NCAP has its own views regarding the use of screens in automobiles, it is also likely the last of its kind.

Mercedes-Benz refers to that first row or huge screen arrangement as the Hyperscreen configuration. Operating on the most recent version of the MBUX system, it is equipped with useful features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, extensive personalisation, and augmented reality navigation.

The EQS SUV cabin’s is indeed unique with numerous massage settings available for the front seats, and almost every seat has a neck cushion. Almost all passengers will be content in the first two rows of the EQS SUV, but this cannot be truly stated for the third row, which may feel cramped for larger adults.

If your family isn’t going to be using the third-row seats for the most of your ownership, the EQS SUV’s boot has plenty of room. With the third-row seats folded down, there is a minimum of 800 litres of room available.

Advanced driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping and steering assistance, and automated emergency braking with cross-traffic function are all standard on the EQS SUV in Malaysia.

Visit the closest Cycle & Carriage showroom to schedule a test drive of the EQS SUV 580 4Matic, or book your test drive online by clicking this link.

Carlist Thoughts

The Mercedes EQS SUV is undoubtedly one of the most desirable EV SUV’s on the market, especially given its advanced tech, luxury appointments, competitive powertrain and charging capabilities, and approachable pricing. Compared to accepted Mercedes’s styling though, we feel that the latest batch of EVs from Mercedes are as controversial as any electric car design out there. One commentator once referred to the brand’s EV styling as “looking like melted butter.”

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