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Trevor Collett | Jan, 16 2015 | 2 Comments

Mercedes-Maybach is preparing to add an SUV to its reborn line-up, according to reports out of the UK.

Speaking with Autocar, Mercedes S-Class Project Manager Martin Hulder reportedly hinted that a future SUV was ‘likely’ for the Maybach brand.

As with its comeback sedan in the Maybach S-Class, the new model would be based on Mercedes’ top-shelf SUV in the ‘GLS’, as the German carmaker continues its ‘GL’ renaming program for SUV models.

Naturally, a ‘Maybach GLS’ would offer the finest interior appointments.

The S-Class aims to plug the gap to luxury car rivals Rolls-Royce and Bentley that opened when the standalone Maybach brand folded a few years back.

Likewise, a new Maybach GLS would attempt to fill an upcoming gap in the SUV market, as Bentley is actively working on a new SUV model and Rolls is believed to be doing the same.

“The theory is that we will do more Maybach models,” Mr Hulder said.

“But it will not be for all vehicles. Any Maybach must make sense, because it is not just about putting an emblem on a car. Buyers rightly have high expectations of a Maybach, and we must be sure to always deliver on them.”

A new Maybach SUV would also follow in its S-Class sibling’s wheel-tracks by concentrating on sales in Asia; specifically China, where such a model would make sense.

Rendering via DesignRM

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