Mercedes scales EQS interior concept for SUV model

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The new EQS SUV will be the third model on Mercedes-Benz’s dedicated electric vehicle architecture and according to the manufacturer, its interior combines the progressive design, luxury and comfort of the EQS saloon with the space and versatility of the popular large-SUV concept.

The design pursues a path of extensive digitalization, highlighted by the integration of the MBUX Hyperscreen, first launched in the EQS saloon. This 56in curved screen sweeps nearly the entire width of the vehicle cabin, and includes the instrument cluster, infotainment and passenger display.

It includes a 12.3in OLED display giving the front passenger their own display and within the framework of the country-specific legal regulations, passengers are able to watch content such as video-streaming or TV when the vehicle is in motion. Here, Mercedes deploys an intelligent, camera-based blocking logic: if the camera detects the driver looking at the front passenger display, the display will automatically dim dynamic content.

Various trims of leather and natural wood are available, including a particularly striking combination of magnolia wood and stainless steel. Tiny holes shaped like Mercedes-Benz stars are laser-cut into the wood, with the steel sheet pressed into them from behind to produce a beautiful and modern inlay effect.

The interior is fed with air via a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtered climate control system, and the company has even developed a scent specifically for the new SUV, called No.6 Mood mimosa, which it describes as having an “earthy fragrance tinged with subtly sensual hints”.

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