If you’re in the market for an ultra luxurious SUV, you will soon have another choice besides the Bentayga and Cullinan. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed plans to introduce the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, which will be built at its plant in Alabama.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will be based upcoming third-generation GLS and when it arrives it will be the most expensive vehicle made in the US with a price tag starting around $200k.
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler told Automotive News that the Maybach GLS will positioned as a “halo car” and since the brand “stands for luxury, it will help build the Mercedes brand, no question.”
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released any teasers of the Maybach GLS, but the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept could provide a few clues.
Besides the new SUV, Mercedes-Benz plans to expand the Maybach brand. “We’ll logically extend it where it makes sense,” Exler stated. “I cannot imagine you will have a Maybach A class. But on the top luxury cars, to have the luxury edition makes a whole lot of sense for us.”