While the 30-second teaser video isn’t too revealing, we can still see the massive center console with a floating design, indirectly pointing to this being an SUV. If that’s true, then it could very well be the rumored flagship GLS we kept hearing about last month.
Sticking to what we can see, the concept seems to feature four individual seats, aluminum inserts on the steering wheel (like on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet), wood trim across the dashboard and door panels and multiple gold accents throughout.
Then there’s the white leather, Maybach logos and the ambient lighting, which together create a predominantly luxurious atmosphere inside the vehicle.
Based on previous reports, a possible Mercedes-Maybach GLS could feature styling upgrades such as a Vision 6 Concept-like front grille, new wheels, heated and ventilated rear seats with massage function, and maybe even a longer wheelbase, though the latter is a complete unknown.
Electrified powertrains a possibility
Power might come via the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GLS 63’s twin-turbo V8, although an array of mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid units could also be in the cards.
Since the all-new GLS is based on the automaker’s MHA platform, a similar product, like a Mercedes-Maybach version of the flagship SUV, would presumably be lighter on its feet and more fuel efficient than previous GLS models.
The 2018 Beijing Auto Show goes live in less than two weeks, April 25th.