Alabama could quickly be dwelling to the most costly SUV constructed within the USA, however not by an American model.
Automotive Information studies that Mercedes-Benz is planning to construct an ultra-luxury Maybach model of the upcoming next-generation GLS SUV at its Tuscaloosa-area manufacturing unit.
The automaker presently gives a Mercedes-Maybach version of the S-Class sedan, which is longer and outfitted with extra options than the mannequin it’s based mostly on and has a beginning value of $170,000.
A Mercedes-Maybach GLS is predicted to price round $200,000, which might place it towards the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Vary Rover SV Autobiography in a rising high-end SUV phase that features the $325,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Mercedes-Benz previewed the styling of the brand new SUV eventually yr’s Beijing Auto Present with the bizarre Mercedes-Maybach Final Luxurious idea, which is an electrical full-size SUV formed like a sedan. In response to Automotive Information, the manufacturing mannequin will take the type of a extra conventional SUV, however the Alabama facility has additionally been confirmed as the placement the place Mercedes-Benz will manufacture its battery-powered EQ SUV beginning later this yr.
Mercedes-Benz has not but commented on the Maybach SUV report.