Step inside the Mercedes-Maybach SUV concept

Joanna Estrada
April 19, 2018

If Mercedes will indeed base the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury on the GLS, that would mean it will be assembled at the Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant of the German automaker.

The Mercedes-Maybach SUV will challenge a fast growing group of ultra-lux SUVs including the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Look for a new grille and a new interior, which Mercedes previewed on social media when teasing the concept SUV. However, if the teaser video of the new 2019 Mercedes-Maybach GLS interior is anything to go by, the Maybach line will soon be more than just quilted leather and chilled cupholders in Mercedes' "halo of halo" models. However, Mercedes said that it will possess the existing design language of Maybach as well as the traditional values of the super luxurious brand. Otherwise, the SUV will use the same MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform, body and four-wheel-drive system as the regular GLS.

A year ago we showed you a rendering of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, and now we got our hands on two fresh illustrations that portray the SUV in a sharper-looking AMG Line suit. "We're confident that this new model will leave little to be desired in terms of luxury". We're hoping for some potent iteration of that venerable 4.0-litre biturbo V8 used in the AMG GT and Aston's Vantage. V12? In the S560, the powerplant produces 349kW. Autocar says Mercedes is also discussing a plug-in version that takes the 3.0-liter inline-six and electric motor hybrid setup in the S560e.

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