Due to the lack of an ICE, most electrics feature both a front and rear trunk. However the EQ C lacks this feature as under the bonnet you'll find a front drive module. This houses the motor and single speed transmission together, which sits in a cradle that's isolated with rubber mounts. This was done as a way of streamlining production, as it doesn't require Mercedes to create a totally different layout than its current models.
this should have positive effects on reliability because there's less happening and they have a larger number of vehicles to analyze for issues that won't be exclusive to certain models
however, if something does go wrong, it can go equally as bad.
If it means less turn around time for orders and quicker repairs then this was clearly the right way to go. Although it changes from model to model, I've always found the front truck to be largely unhelpful anyways.
I think people will gladly sacrifice a bit of a utility if it means less maintenance and cheaper running costs. All of these premium electric SUV's are very comparable in terms of price and performance, so its going to boil down to brand preference.