Mercedes-Maybach SUV could be on the way – report

Mercedes could be set to introduce a Mercedes-Maybach SUV based on the soon-to-be GLS (formerly GL-Class) in the coming years, as company bosses at Daimler look to use the sub-brand to distinguish more exclusive models.

Mercedes GL-Class

In a segment of the market that has undeniably exploded in recent years, Mercedes-Maybach may look to the booming SUV market to establish a foothold in the industry following some tough times. Speaking to Autocar recently, Martin Hulder, project manager for the S-Class, said,

“The theory is that we will do more Maybach models. 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.”

While unconfirmed, the upcoming GLS is rumored to be a likely platform to base a Maybach SUV, with itโ€™s vast cabin space and high popularity in Asian markets.

If produced, a Maybach SUV would enter the high-end market place that as it stands now is relatively unoccupied. Bentley will soon be on the scene with the Bentayga SUV, and there have long been whispers of a Rolls-Royce SUV.

If Maybach were to follow its trademark recipe and head for an SUV platform, itโ€™s not hard to imagine the kind of pampering luxury it would offer. And being an SUV, it would probably be relatively popular.