Mercedes V-Class Electric Minivan Coming in 2026

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Mercedes-Benz minivan fans have something to look forward to – a new V-Class electric luxury van for the U.S. market will go on sale in 2026.

V-Class Electric
The Mercedes-Benz EQV luxury van – a 2024 model pictured here – will become the V-Class van in 2026 and will be sold in the U.S. – the first Mercedes minivan here since the Metris was discontinued./Mercedes-Benz

The internal combustion Metris 8-seat passenger van was discontinued here at the end of the 2023 model year as sales slumped. Mercedes electrified its passenger van in 2019 and has been selling it as the battery-electric EQV outside of the U.S. since then.

An electric commercial version, the eSprinter, has been available in the U.S. however.

The company told WardsAuto that it plans to drop the EQV moniker from the electric passenger van lineup as part of a model revamp in 2026 and will simply call it the V-Class. It will come in a variety of wheelbases and seating arrangements.

Mercedes-Benz said the V-Class electric minivan will be offered in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations and that there will be at least two battery sizes available. The company also will continue to build the current generation V-Class gas and diesel models.

While U.S. versions of the Metris were built in Mercedes’ South Carolina plant, the electrified V-Class will be built in Spain.

We’ll have to wait until closer to production for more info.