FRANKFURT — Mercedes will preview a potential SUV rival to the Bentley Bentayga and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan with the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept at the Beijing auto show this week.
Mercedes said the concept shows how the typical strengths of an exclusive high-end sedan can be combined with an SUV. It is expected to be based on the Mercedes GLS SUV and be sold as the Mercedes-Maybach GLS class.
Like the Maybach S-class sedan, it will likely get a distinct grille and front fascia. Inside, it will have a reworked rear passenger compartment that will give the rear-seat passengers more legroom, as well as power-reclining seats. The rear passenger compartment will be the main selling point, offering first-class comfort geared toward those who employ a chauffeur.
If the Ultimate Luxury concept goes into production, it would be the second SUV from Daimler's ultra-premium car line, which launched a small series of G 650 Landaulet SUVs limited to 99 units last year.