Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV’s Successor Spied On The Road

Giancarlo Perlas September 22, 2023

The three-pointed star marque is no longer a stranger to the electric vehicle (EV) game, and its latest move towards electrification is a significant one. The spy shots of the upcoming successor to the current Mercedes-Benz EQC have once again emerged, confirming a compelling update in the world of premium compact electric crossovers.

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2025 Mercedes-Benz EQC spy shot. (Image Source: Autoevolution)

A Stylish Transformation

While the current Mercedes-Benz EQC still exudes modernity, its maker probably thinks it’s already time for a fresh face if the reports from Autoevolution and other automotive publications are to be believed. The second-generation EQC is poised to redefine the segment’s aesthetics, aiming to recapture the interest of luxury vehicle buyers.

 Spy shots reveal a new lighting style and a faux grille design that bears similarities to Mercedes’ conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, albeit with a unique closed-off interpretation.

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Side view of the spied 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQC. (Image Source: Autoevolution)

Structural Revamp for EV Prowess

Underneath its skin, the new EQC will sport a completely reengineered platform designed exclusively for electric vehicles. This overhaul promises increased interior space and, possibly, a lighter overall weight.

Although powertrain details remain elusive, it’s reasonable to anticipate single-motor setups for standard versions, with top-tier models boasting dual-motor configurations and all-wheel drive capabilities.

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Rear shot of the spied 2025 Mercedes-Benz EQC. (Image Source: Autoevolution)

Interior Sophistication Redefined

While exterior changes are noticeable, the spy shots don’t grant a glimpse into the revamped interior. However, we can anticipate a fresh layout, complete with upgraded screens, potentially featuring a portrait-oriented infotainment system.

Rumors also suggest an additional screen in front of the passenger, contributing to a more minimalistic yet high-tech cockpit ambiance, likely bathed in vibrant ambient lighting.

The Road Ahead

As the road-testing phase begins, the official unveiling of the next-gen EQC appears to be approximately a year away with a 2025 model-year badge. This premium compact electric crossover will not only set new standards but will also serve as the foundation for a similarly-sized sedan, designed to compete with rivals like BMW’s upcoming Neue Klasse and the Tesla Model Y.

A Name in Transition

One intriguing development surrounds the spied EQC’s branding. While it marks the second-generation model, Mercedes-Benz might drop the EQ logo for it.

This raises questions about what moniker the next EQC and other Mercedes EVs will adopt, promising a fresh chapter in the company’s EV evolution.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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