May 22, 2024

       Overview

In Germany, Mercedes-Benz unveils the updated V-Class and EQV model line for 2024. Mercedes-Benz has improved the safety and comfort elements of the new 2024 EQV and V-Class MPVs in addition to updating the exterior and interior designs. Both of these MPVs were made public by the firm last year, and reservations for them opened in January 2024.

Since its launch in 2019, the Mercedes-Benz EQV has successfully combined size, elegance, and electric power to fill a distinctively luxurious niche in the all-electric multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market. The 2024 facelifted version of these MPVs was then displayed by the manufacturer the previous year.

Since its launch in 2019, the Mercedes-Benz EQV has successfully combined size, elegance, and electric power to fill a distinctively luxurious niche in the all-electric multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market.

Engine Transmission and Performance

There are two different battery pack configurations available for the 2024 EQV: a 60 kWh and a 90 kWh pack. It can produce 204 bhp of peak power and 95 bhp of continuous power. It provides a WTLP range of 277–365 kilometers. Both AC and DC charging are supported. It can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 40 minutes using a 110 kW DC fast charger.

There are three output options available for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class’s gasoline and diesel powertrains: 163 bhp, 190 bhp, and 237 bhp. The business has also revealed that a mildly hybrid 231 horsepower petrol engine option will be added to the lineup later this year. There will be an automated 9G-TRONIC transmission available for these engines.

The V-Class is available with an optional AWD system for diesel engine types, while the EQV is only supplied with a front-wheel drive (RWD) layout.

Exterior Appearance

Let’s start with the cosmetic changes. Every van receives a new front fascia that includes an upgraded grille, front bumper, and more contemporary intakes. Every van has a unique grille design that is paired with several trim options. The passenger versions additionally have Multibeam LED headlights and an LED bar around the grille, depending on the variation chosen. Naturally, the passenger vehicles have a more practical design and seem more opulent than the commercial ones.

A new set of wheels in widths ranging from 17 to 19 Zoll is also part of the revamped range. The updated color scheme includes eye-catching shades including vintage blue, sodalite blue, high-tech silver, alpine grey, and Kalahari gold. To further emphasize the entire appearance of the V-Class and its electric equivalent, the manufacturer also offers optional packages.

Interior Comfort and Cargo Space

The inside seems and feels pleasantly sophisticated thanks to the faux-leather dashboard, standard leather seat upholstery, and chrome accents. An ambient lighting system with 64 colors enhances the look at night.

The V-Class now has the most recent iteration of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system as part of a mid-life update. It is spread out over two 12.3-inch panels, one dedicated to entertainment and the other to digital instruments. The dashboard appears very futuristic because of the way they are organized in a single panel, side by side.

The infotainment system can be operated by voice, touch, buttons on the steering wheel, or a mousepad-style joystick located on the center console. Its lack of a rotary controller keeps it from being as user-friendly as BMW’s iDrive system, but it is still more user-friendly than setups that rely only on touchscreens.

The driver’s seat of the V-Class is elevated, providing a great perspective of the road ahead. Significant side windows and door mirrors allow you to see well what’s approaching from the side as well. The third row of seats blocks your view through the back screen, making the view behind less clear. Thankfully, this isn’t too big of a problem because all versions include a reversing camera in addition to front and rear parking sensors.

With a simple flip of a switch, a convenient optional system displays a feed from the rear camera on the rear-view mirror casing. It comes in handy when you can’t see out of the back due to piled luggage or the heads of your passengers.

You may arrange the second and third rows of seats to maximize legroom for each row or to increase the boot capacity because they are supported by rails that extend from the front to the back. However, it’s not as simple to slide them back and forth as it is in a standard MPV.

Driver Assistance and Safety Features

The Active Lane Keeping Assist, Intelligent Speed Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and Active Distance Assist Distronic are components of the advanced driving assistance bundle.

Pricing

The starting price of the V-Class is 59,470.25 Euros (Rs 53,50,680.63); the starting price of the V-Class Marco Polo is 80,004.89 Euros (Rs 71,98,231.31); and the starting price of the EQV is 75281.78 Euros (Rs 67,73,281.81).

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