Mercedes-Maybach is preparing to launch an attack on the electric crossover segment.
The newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept represents the luxury brand’s first fully electric model.
The car, which could be produced in two years’ time, has Maybach-specific features such as two-tone paint. As stated in the company’s press release, the dynamic body lines run through the entire vehicle, starting at the lower front end, then flowing around the A-pillar and roof circumference and merging with the contour of the rear wing.
The car’s design features smooth joints without buckles, sharp edges and many chrome finishes as is usually the case on this brand.
The multifunctional LED headlights emit light with unique geometric shapes connected to a fine grille with Maybach logos. The profile of the electric crossover is enhanced by large 24-inch alloy wheels in a hollow shape typical of Maybach, with 5 short spokes and a flat center section.
The rear features mounting taillights and eye-catching light animation from the outside in.
When approaching the car, the driver’s door opens automatically. The MBUX system also allows the driver to open the rear doors remotely.
Inside the salon, executive chairs and driver systems make the rear-seat area a comfortable place to work or relax. Added to this are exclusive details such as new door panels and white-painted decorative elements.
According to the interior designers, the choice of materials and colors creates an atmosphere inside the car, like that of an elegant yacht.
As potential buyers in key markets such as China, Russia, South Korea, the United States and Germany are younger, the concept of luxury has also changed. Through the use of adaptive software and artificial intelligence, MBUX gives the user personalized options for many of the in-vehicle infotainment and comfort functions.
Another striking element of the interior is the MBUX Hyperscreen, where the large curved display unit extends roughly from Column A to Column B and three screens are arranged under a common glass panel that blends visually with each other. One is a 12.3-inch OLED screen for the front passenger, which has its own interface and control panel.
The Mercedes-Maybach EQS concept is technically based on the architecture of Mercedes-Benz’s high-end electric vehicles, which will form the basis for the construction of another all-electric model, the EQS SUV, which will begin serial production in 2022.
It is expected that the car will be able to cover a distance of 600 km on a single charge, according to WLTP standards.