Mercedes-Maybach teases Ultimate Luxury SUV concept

Mercedes-Maybach has given us our first look at a concept set to debut this month at the 2018 Beijing auto show.

dMaybach has released a teaser sketch and video that provide a glimpse at the concept’s interior, which is lined in leather and accented with polished metal and blue ambient lighting. Maybach says it is also developing a matching furniture collection that reflects the design idiom, form and material mix of the concept. It’s something we’ve seen from rival ultra-luxury marque such as Bugatti.

The concept is the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, and according to the designers it blends the luxury of a high-end sedan with an SUV body style.

Teaser for Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept debuting at 2018 Beijing auto show

This suggests we’re looking at an early preview of the oft-rumored Maybach version of the next-generation Mercedes GLS, which is doing the rounds in prototype form and due in showrooms next year as a 2020 model. There are rumors the new full-size SUV will be unveiled in November at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show.

But getting back to the concept, it’s said to also depict a further evolution of the Maybach design language, which will be utlized on future production models to further distinguish them from the Mercedes models on which they’re based.

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