After much buildup, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 has been revealed in Guangzhou, China. As expected, it is laced with chrome and luxury for the most discerning customer.
From a design perspective there’s no major surprises here. The GLS 600 looks like it has been dipped in chrome; from the iconic Maybach grille design to the wheels. Mercedes has gone to the level of swapping out the front and rear bumpers with unique-to-Maybach versions. The Maybach badge has been affixed to the D-pillar, while the Mercedes star stands upright as a hood ornament.
Perhaps the most iconic Maybach design on the GLS 600 is an optional two-tone paint, similar to that found on the Maybach version of the S Class.
Inside, Mercedes has changed the standard GLS interior extensively for Maybach duty. First, there’s only two rows of seats, with the second row being a pair of business class seats similar to those found in the Maybach sedan. These chairs recline, offer heated, cooling and massage functions. Backseat passengers have their own air conditioner and a standard MBUX tablet resting between the chair to control entertainment and climate systems. A refrigerator with space for champagne bottles also rests between the chairs.
The list of standard features includes Nappa leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof with an opaque roller blind, electrically operated rear roller sun blinds, Airmatic suspension, and much more.
Despite a long list of standard features, there’s still some options. Mercedes has developed a custom fragrance called white osmanthus blossom for the optional air fragrance system. Mercedes E-Active Body Control fully-active suspension is also optional with a Maybach-exclusive tuning.
The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is expected to arrive to market sometime in the second half of 2020. Pricing has not been disclosed just yet, but expectations are that it will start around $200,000.