At the IAA in Munich, a large electric crossover Mercedes-Maybach EQS Concept was presented. The novelty anticipates the appearance of the first serial Maybach without internal combustion engines and demonstrates promising design solutions. There are few technical details: it is known that both the EQS crossover and the EQS liftback are based on the same modular MEA platform, and the off-road vehicle’s range on one charge will reach 600 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle.
The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is an ultra-luxurious version of the regular EQS crossover, which has yet to be introduced. The status of the concept should not be embarrassing: Mercedes calls the model “almost serial”, so there is no need to expect fundamental changes either in the body or in the interior.
Unusual design solutions of the crossover concept – headlights with a pattern in the form of an intricate interlacing of the Maybach label, a “whale whisker” air intake in the front bumper and massive 24-inch wheels in retro style. By analogy with other Maybachs, the electric car can be painted in two colors, and the number of chrome elements is large. A feature of the novelty is fully automatic doors that can open as a person approaches the car.
In the cabin, attention is drawn to the three-screen infotainment complex MBUX Hyperscreen, a fashionable steering wheel, as well as embossed seats with thin backs and rose gold inserts. The door cards are interspersed with unusual textiles, the floor is covered with faux fur. Of course, the Maybach crossover is designed for four riders; each passenger has access to a tablet and electrical controls.
The serial Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV will be presented within two years, but first the usual EQS crossovers will go on sale – both the premiere and the start of sales are planned for next year.