Naijauto has been praising the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga SUVs for being hard to compete with ever since they have both been launched but now, we believe their strongest contender is here and it is the new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.
Meet the first mass-production unique 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 hyper-luxury SUV
Amidst the ongoing 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, the German automaker – Mercedes-Benz unveiled its all-new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 (4Matic) SUV and it was just mind-boggling.
This new SUV is the latest addition now to the popular Maybach range and also the first-ever mass-production Mercedes-Maybach luxury SUV. The popular Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is just a limited-edition SUV that wears the luxury brand’s badge.
This Maybach GLS 600 was actually unveiled just one day after the launch of Aston Martin DBX
2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 – Exterior and Interior
Starting with the exterior, the huge Maybach grille is the first noticeable feature followed by the Mercedes-Benz star and Maybach logo on the hood of the SUV.
This SUV is provided in two-tone paint options for buyers and also with either 23-inches or 22-inches wheels.
On opening the rear-doors of this SUV, you get a graceful exit or entry as it will lower and swing-out a beautifully illuminated running board by the side.
When you hop inside this new 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV, you get to see its cool standard interior features like the ventilated and heated massage seats, a 7-inch tablet, and a panoramic (electronic) sliding sunroof that has an opaque roller blind.
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The interior of the 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 luxury SUV literally feels like that of a private jet
This new luxury SUV comes with a separate AC system that has extra vents and also cooled/heated cup holders and a wireless charging station. The rear-seat options have choices of a refrigerator, folding table and a fixed centre console.
Other standard features inside this luxury SUV include:
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 64-color Ambient lighting system
- 9 USB ports
- Burmester stereo sound system
2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 – Under the hood
This new SUV is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that outputs 550hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. This engine is then paired with a 48V electrical system that gives it an additional 21hp and a noticeable 184 lb-ft of torque to its wheels.
This hybrid powertrain pushes the AWD GLS 600 SUV from a 0 to 60mp in just 4.8seconds and gives it an overall 130mph electronically limited top speed.
You can watch a quick review video of this GLS 600 SUV below:
Mercedes-Maybach GLS 2020 - see why it's the German Rolls-Royce Cullinan!
Deliveries of this new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 luxury SUV is expected to begin by the 2nd half of the year 2020 while the official pricing will also be released any moment from now.
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