The company Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce its first SUV in November this year. On it informs edition Autocar, citing a source familiar with the situation. According to preliminary data, the car price will start from 170 000 euros. Key markets for cars in China, and North America. The main competitors of new items called the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Production of new items will adjust to the plant in Alabama (USA). Now this company is going model GLS, GLE and GLE Coupe.
Luxury crossover will be built on the base GLS model of the new generation. According to unofficial data, the range of engines of the car will include a 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine with twin turbo. The engine will work together with the nine-storeyed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system 4Matic. Also the car will get air suspension Air Body Control, thanks to which it is fashionable to change the ground clearance of a crossover. In addition, it is not excluded the appearance of the 6.0-litre motor V12.
The design of the car will get features conceptuales crossover Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury and prototype coupe Mercedes-Benz Vision 6. from the standard Mercedes-Benz GLS new generation of crossover Maybach will be distinguished with its signature grille with vertical elements, additional chrome and other wheel discs. As for the interior, with three rows of seats, it will be executed in the style of the sedan Mercedes-Maybach, but with the specificity inherent in a large crossover.
Maybach was founded in 1909 and existed until the 1950s as a manufacturer of sverhbogatyh cars. The brand was revived by Mercedes-Benz in 2002 and abolished in 2012 due to extremely low sales. In 2014, Mercedes-Benz decided to return to the market Maybach as a subbrand under which the company sells sedans S-Class ‘ in the extended version and top versions.