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Long time follower first time post-er. Booked the EQA with the Vision package in the last week of February '22. I was told to expect to receive delivery in 7-8 months. Got a call from the dealer this week that the car is scheduled for manufacture in the first week of June 2022 (woohoo!) however due to semi-conductor shortage MB have decided to stop installing electric seats (with memory) and have reverted to manual seats only.

Question: Has anyone received a similar update and/or have they been told that there will be other "standard" inclusions missing from the new cars being manufactured?

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I was told at the time of ordering (Oct last year) that the Burmester sound system was unavailable due to the chip shortage, and the price would be adjusted accordingly. Not really a "standard" inclusion, but was supposed to be included as one of the option packs I ticked. The vehicle is on the car carrier ship at the moment. I hope that nothing else is missing when it finally arrives.

I note that carsales.com.au has some new EQA's available to order, and they list electric front seats with memory as inclusions. Perhaps these vehicles are already built and in transit on their way for general stock.

A recent article in drive.com.au outlined how Citroen is deleting some standard inclusions due to the chip shortage, but NOT reducing the price. They can probably get away with it given the new vehicle supply shortage.
 

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I took delivery of my EQA250 last week: an ex-Demo 2021.5 non-Edition 1 version.

As part of my electric car research in March 2022 the local dealer advised me that electric seat adjustment would not be available on a new build EQA250 in the foreseeable future. That was a deal-breaker for me. Instead, I paid over the odds for my 'new' car, which isn't my preferred colour, but it has the all-important electric seat adjustment and various other desirable features, including Burmester sound.

For me the EQA is an expensive experiment in EV motoring. I've owned cars for the best part of 60 years and my EV selection was made primarily on a number of non-EV parameters. I am yet to find the perfect car for my requirements, but for me the EQA represents an acceptable set of compromises and I'm looking forward to discovering more about the car and the MB-EV experience.
 
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