Daimler has announced that will host the world premiere of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS the 2019 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The luxury sub-brand’s first ever SUV will debut on the eve of the event, on November 21, at 12:30 CET (6:30 a.m. EST).
“State-of-the-art technology, exceptional comfort and the Maybach design philosophy make the vehicle a hallmark Maybach luxury experience”, the automaker says. “Based on the largest Mercedes-Benz SUV model, the Maybach variant likewise offers plenty of space for first-class front and rear compartments.”
Compared to the rest of the GLS lineup, the Maybach has unique front and rear ends and even more updates on the inside. Occupants will enjoy heated, ventilated and massaging seats, multi-zone climate control, MBUX infotainment system with tablets in the rear passenger compartment and probably many other features, as it has been designed to challenge the likes of the Range Rover SVAutobiography, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga.
Powering it should be Merc’s 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, rated at 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) and 699 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by an EQ Boost starter generator. The latter will provide short bursts of performance, adding 21 PS (21 hp / 16 kW) and 249 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque to the power.
Other vehicles that will be on display at the company’s stand in Guangzhou are the AMG A35 L 4Matic and Vision EQS Concept. Finally, the Denza X crossover, in EV and PHEV guises, from the car brand jointly established by Daimler and BYD, will also make its debut at the show.