New Delhi: German auto major Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday launched its ultra-luxury SUV ‘Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC’ in India with price starting at Rs 2.43 crore (ex-showroom).
The Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is the first-ever SUV offering in the company’s ultra-luxurious ‘Mercedes-Maybach’ range. It is the only second Maybach model to be rolled out in the Indian market, following the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Mercedes-Benz India said in a statement.
Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk said, “Luxury motoring with an SUV in India is re-imagined with the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC.”
Schwenk also said the Maybach brand “represents the pinnacle of luxury” and the new SUV “blends classic old-world charm and supreme comfort with the most cutting-edge technology to redefine the luxury experience on wheels”.
The company said it has already sold out the entire allocation of the new SUV for 2021 with 50 units sold even before the official launch in India and the deliveries will begin in the next few weeks.
“We saw a strong interest in the car. We have sold more than 500 units of the S Maybach over the years in India. So, there is a strong traction for the Maybach range itself,” Schwenk said.
He said the next allocations are being configured and the deliveries of the same will begin in the first quarter of 2022.
Schwenk said, “I would think we have relatively high demand which we had before the second wave of Covid-19 hit.”
The vehicle has ‘first-class private jet like individual rear seats’ which can be reclined with electrical adjustment and electrically extending leg rest along with massage functions.
It also has two folding tables at the rear with refrigerated compartment incorporated into the rear armrest.
The model is powered by a V8 3,982 cc petrol engine capable of accelerating from 0-100 km per hour in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 250 km per hour.
Among the luxury features, it is also equipped with e-active body control, which acts to optimise driving feel, yet minimises the motions felt by passengers. Besides, it also has a dedicated Maybach drive programme for the suspension and powertrain that “offers rear-seat passengers the ultimate in ride comfort”, the company said.
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