New Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS luxury electric SUV revealed

The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS has been revealed at the 2021 Munich Motor Show, and is expected to morph into a flagship version of the upcoming EQS SUV

Mercedes impressed us recently with its new all-electric limousine, the EQS. Now here’s our first glimpse of a sister model, the EQS SUV, which has made its debut as a Maybach concept at the Munich Motor Show.

The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is meant to showcase the EQS SUV’s design, along with the extra-luxurious and sustainable treatments that will feature on its Maybach derivative. The exterior features an enormous flush front grille, ultra-slim headlights and a specific Maybach two-tone colour scheme in black and red metallic paints.

Other bespoke features for the luxury sub-brand include chrome pin-striping, vast 24-inch alloy wheels and detailing on the running boards at the base of the sills, along with sensors in the driver’s door that will open it automatically as the driver approaches. The rear doors can also be opened remotely.

Inside, the concept has several features from the latest S-Class, including a pair of ‘first-class suite’ seats in the rear, along with a high-end entertainment system and a ‘vase insert’ in the central tunnel. The layout incorporates a storage area that can accommodate folding tables, a box of champagne glasses or a refrigeration unit. Mercedes says that the extra seat height permitted by the SUV body allows larger calf rests on the seats than on the conventional limousine.

Up front, there’s an enormous MBUX Hyperscreen, complete with Maybach-specific graphics, that extends almost the entire width of the dashboard. It incorporates a 12.3-inch OLED screen for the front passenger, giving them their own display and control area. The system uses eye tracking technology to comply with rules on screen use; if it detects the driver is looking at the passenger’s display, it dims certain types of content that would be prohibited.

Mercedes is revealing the car as a concept and, as such, being coy on technical specification, but the company has confirmed that it is aiming for a WLTP range of 600km (373 miles) between charges. That’s around 100 miles short of what the EQS saloon can achieve, but at least the SUV will almost certainly share that car’s 200kW fast-charging capability.

The EQS SUV is set to go into production in 2022 as a Mercedes model. But the company has also confirmed that a Maybach edition will follow, and it’s all but certain to be on sale by 2023.

Click here for all the latest from this year’s Munich Motor Show… 

Recommended

Technology Award 2022: Mercedes Vision EQXX
Mercedes Vision EQXX - New Car Awards 2022
Awards

Technology Award 2022: Mercedes Vision EQXX

The Mercedes Vision EQXX is the 2022 Auto Express Technology Award winner
6 Jul 2022
New Mercedes GLS facelift spied in super-luxury Maybach form
Mercedes-Mayback GLS facelift spyshot (red) - front
News

New Mercedes GLS facelift spied in super-luxury Maybach form

The giant Mercedes GLS SUV is set to receive even more luxury from Maybach
28 Jun 2022
Mercedes Vision EQXX extends all-electric record to 747 miles
Mercedes Vision EQXX - front tracking
News

Mercedes Vision EQXX extends all-electric record to 747 miles

Mercedes has broken the record for the longest trip without recharging in its Vision EQXX
23 Jun 2022
Mercedes recalls ML, GL and R-Class due to braking issue
Mercedes

Mercedes recalls ML, GL and R-Class due to braking issue

Mercedes says rust could cause affect the brake booster on three older models and has issued a recall
6 Jun 2022

Most Popular

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review
Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga - both cars front tracking
Car group tests

Range Rover vs Bentley Bentayga: 2022 twin test review

All-new Range Rover takes on Bentley Bentayga in luxury SUV face-off
2 Jul 2022
How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you
Diesel pump
Tips & advice

How to find the cheapest petrol and diesel near you

Cheap fuel is hard to come by in the UK at the moment but there are ways that you can minimise what you pay for petrol and diesel
1 Jul 2022
All-electric MG 4 to launch in September
MG4 - front static
News

All-electric MG 4 to launch in September

MG says the new MG 4 will be the first in a series of models using MSP architecture
4 Jul 2022