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It's been rumored about for the past 12 or so months now but, finally, we're seeing Mercedes-Maybach's first ever sport-utility vehicle.

And, as you'd expect, it is quite luxurious.

Painted that deep red that Maybach has been revealing its concepts in, the all-new SUV is expected to appear for the first time at the Beijing Motor Show. Pictures were leaked thanks to a Chinese auto news website.

Set to go up against the likes of the all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga, it has a helluva competitive set. That said, let's see how much of the concept makes it to production.

As seen on previous Maybach concepts, it boasts a rather large and in charge front grille that is flanked by squinted headlights. Rather than have a traditional SUV greenhouse, it has a peculiar roofline that Agent 001 pointed out what appears to be a call back to the 1940s — once you compare it, you can't unsee it.

On the inside there's four-place seating and an assload of legroom in the back. It definitely looks like the lessons learned from the S650 have been applied here. I would definitely like to spend time back there.

Powering the Maybach SUV concept are four electric motors that provide all-wheel drive and 738 horsepower.

So, what do you make of it, Spies? Are you digging Mercedes' direction here, OR would you prefer something a bit more edgy? What say you, Spies?


...Photographs of the car first surfaced on CarNewsChina.com, after a web page for the model seems to have been briefly published ahead of time by accident on the official Mercedes-Benz website and can still be seen in cached form.

The car, which Mercedes's premium arm describes as an "SUV saloon", is intended to appeal to affluent Chinese buyers who are vital to the success of super-luxury car sales worldwide. It follows similar models from rivals, such as the Bentley Bentayga and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan...





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