- Will hit the market on the second half of 2020
- It will compete with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga
- First SUV from the Maybach brand
We’ve been talking about a Mercedes-Maybach SUV ever since Mercedes-Benz presented the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury at Auto China 2018 in Beijing.
At the World Premiere, in China, Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, said about the SUV: “Our concept combines the DNA of an SUV with that of a saloon to produce an ultra-modern SUV of three-box design.” And that’s what they did.
Why an SUV you ask? Well, Martin Hülder, Head of Product Management at Mercedes-Maybach answered the question. He said: “The SUV vehicle concept has a major advantage for the luxury segment: the high seating position. In combination with the running boards, this makes access and egress outstandingly easy and convenient.
Furthermore, the raised position in an SUV gives the occupants a different perspective of the surroundings, and many Mercedes-Maybach customers greatly appreciate this,” he added.
The all-new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is powered by a 4.0L V8 developed exclusively for the high-end brand. The engine pushes out 558 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. With the help of EQ Boost, these numbers are pumped by 22 and 184 respectively.
Usually, Maybach is synonym with exclusive luxury and that’s what they did with the GLS 600 4MATIC. Featuring the highest-grade materials and extremely effective noise insulation the cabin almost feels like a cocoon, notes the company.
To make ingress and egress easier and effortless, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is appointed with illuminated running boards. These anodized aluminum boards emerge from underneath the vehicle, who is lowered slightly, as soon as the door opens.
Another Maybach touch is without a doubt the pinstripe effect radiator grille along with the brand emblem on the D-pillar.
As for the interior, everything from luxury to comfort all the way to state-of-the-art technology is featured in the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC. The two rear seats can be electrically converted into reclining seats, the MBUX Rear Tablet in the centre console or the armrest between the rear seats or even the panoramic sunroof with an opaque roller blind are standard.
The company even mentions that, as a special request, you can order your GLS 600 4MATIC with a fixed centre console that “transforms the car into a spacious four-seater whose rear is just as suitable for working as for relaxing.”
Mercedes-Maybach also offers an optional AIR-BALANCE package. The package comes with a Mercedes‑Maybach GLS-developed dedicated fragrance which, according to the carmaker, smells like “the white osmanthus blossom, floral and light, is rounded off by a gentle leather note and spicy tea.”
The all-new Mercedes-Maybach GLS will join the S-Class on the market in the second half of 2020 and will come in eight different two-tone paintwork combinations.