Mercedes’ luxury sub-brand, Maybach has unveiled the Vision Ultimate Luxury SUV concept at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. The concept brings together the best of both worlds, the high-riding position akin to an SUV and a curvy silhouette of a sedan. This allows carving out generous space for the occupants inside the four-seater cabin that features a combination of Western and Eastern design flourishes. One of the highlights of the concept is the meaty 24-inch wheels that inject SUV-ish character to it.
It is suggested that the production version of the Vision Ultimate Luxury may not feature the unconventional three-box form with split-window treatment. On the other hand, majority of the exterior elements including the bold chrome grille are likely to be seen on a new Mercedes-Maybach production car that will be based on the yet to be launched third-generation GLS. The new model will take on the likes of Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the segment.
In comparison to the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Maybach is 130mm longer, 180mm wider and 86mm lower. That said, the current GLS measures 5,260mm in length, 2,110mm in width and 1,764mm in height.
Coming to the insides of the Vision Ultimate Luxury, it is finished in plush leather, wood and rose gold. The electric system used on the concept comprises quartet of motors, with one acting on each wheel, equating to a fully variable four-wheel system. In terms of power, it emanates a combined output of 750hp and offers electronically controlled speed of 250km/h. For energy storage, it uses a battery placed within the flat floor structure of the concept. Besides, it has a capacity of 80kWh and is claimed to offer an impressive range of over 499km.
The concept can be charged through a DC system with a capacity of up to 350kW. It can also be charged at public charging stations from conventional mains power and inductively through a contactless plate. According to company claims, the Vision Ultimate Luxury can offer a range of 100km in just 5 minutes of charging.