Mercedes-Benz released an electric SUV concept known as the EQ last year in Paris (seen below), and they're about to unleash something a bit smaller in Frankfurt. This car will show the world what the EQ sub-brand will do for Mercedes and its electrified future.
The new vehicle will likely be called the EQ A
What we do know is that the German brand plans on no fewer than 10 electric cars by the year 2022, three of which will fall under the Smart brand. All of them will share a new modular platform that can be modified to suit the vehicle type. The Generation EQ is the first EQ model that will actually be a an "entry-level" electric sport utility vehicle with a 300+ mile range, powered by two electric motors in front and one for the rear. There will be a large floor-mounted battery and newfangled rear facing cameras that display images on the inside of the doors, replacing conventional side mirrors. There will likely also be inductive charging on all future EQ branded models.
Given the fact that electrification wave in the car industry is a foregone conclusion, it's no surprise that Mercedes is headed this way. Expect the new concept (when it sees production, sometime in 2020 or shortly after) to go up against the likes of the Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt, and the BMW i3.