Jose Altoveros / Unknown | April 23, 2018 11:30
Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept looks like a sedan on stilts
Earlier this week, Daimler released teaser images of the upcoming Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept. The idea behind the concept would be to incorporate the a luxury sedan into an SUV. Now, it appears as though photos of the luxo-barge have surfaced ahead of its debut at Auto China 2018, giving us a first glimpse of the Maybach-branded SUV.
If the photos are to be believed, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept looks more like a sedan on stilts than a full-fledged SUV. The only visual design cues of it being a SUV would be the tall roof, large wheels, and generous ground clearance provided by the raised suspension.
Styling wise, its most prominent feature would be the huge grill, which uses the same design as the facelifted Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. It is then flanked by slim LED headlights, styled similar to the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 cabriolet. At the rear, there is no tailgate like most tradtional SUVs would have. Instead, one is met with a trunk and a retro-styled split window design. Curiously, even the sunroof sports a split window design, likely to match that of the rear window.
Inside, it takes design cues similar to the current-generation S-Class. Up front, there is only a large dual-screen digital display flanked by air vents. The center console then houses all the buttons, giving the dash a cleaner look, and runs the length of the SUV's interior. Two rear occupants can then enjoy the comfort and have some tea as well.
According to Autocar UK, the Maybach SUV concept will be fully electric. Power will supposedly be delivered by four electric motors which produce a combined output of 738 PS. A 80-kWh battery pack will be installed to power the car, and give it a range of 500 km.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is slated to premiere on April 25. More details are expected to be released once the concept makes its official debut in Beijing.