The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic has been launched at a base price of Rs 2.43 crore, (ex-showroom India). It is Maybach’s first luxury SUV and the company claims that all the 50 units, allocated for the Indian market for 2021 has already been booked.
The interior of the ultra-luxurious GLS 600 4Matic is done in Nappa leather and anthracite open-pore oak wood trims. The comfort features include reclining and climatised massage seats at the rear, 'Air Balance's active fragrance package and a dedicated Maybach drive programme with Airmatic suspension ensures utmost comfort in the rear of the cabin.
There's also an e-active body control to minimise motions felt by occupants due to vehicle movement. The rear seats can also be reclined by 43.5 degrees, pushed back by 120mm and offer wireless charging and MBUX tablet.
On the outside, the distinguishing features from the regular GLS include the 22-inch multi-spoke, lightweight alloy wheels with fully integrated wheel-bolt covers, as well as Maybach-specific dual-tone paint shades.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4Matic comes powered by a 4-litre V8 petrol motor that produces 557hp and 730Nm. There's an additional boost from an e-motor that complements further with 22hp and 250Nm. The SUV can reach up to 100kph in less than five seconds while the top speed is limited to 250kph.
In terms of safety, it gets Mercedes' proprietary PreSafe system, eight airbags, downhill speed regulation, active steering and adaptive beam adjust among several others.
According to Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, "We have learnt from last year that good new products can create a little bit of positivity when the unlock phase begins. That’s why we are continuing to launch vehicles, despite some of them, like the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, not being broader-mass products. But they help to establish the fact that not only the brand but the business is also coming back. New launches help faster revitalisation and we will continue doing so."
The company will only begin offering the next lot of allocations for the Indian market from Q1 CY2022.