The Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV will be born in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz's expansion project in North America involves to build the Ultimate Luxury Mercedes-Maybach SUV model at its plant in Alabama.
The new Maybach will be based on the third-generation GLS platform and will resume the concept presented as a world preview at the Beijing Motor Show last year.
Rumors indicate that the SUV would be equipped, at least initially, with a V8 petrol engine of almost 600 hp, with which it will go on sale early next year in the United States at a price about 200 thousand dollars.
The concept revealed at Auto China 2018 was born as an electric SUV with four synchronous magnet motors for a total power of 550 kW/750 hp with an 80 kWh battery and a range of over 500 km. Likely that this solution will be resumed for the debut of the SUV in China, scheduled for this year.