Mercedes-Maybach has revealed its most opulent concept car yet in the form of the ‘Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury’. Unveiled at the Beijing motor show, the concept has obviously been designed with Eastern tastes in mind, but look into some of the details and it might give a clue as to the future of Maybach design.
It’s impossible to ignore that this is a four-door saloon SUV, a type of car that few manufacturers have attempted and even fewer, if any, have succeeded with. The traditional three-box shape has been designed incorporating Mercedes’ new, pared-back surfacing technique, but with new Maybach-specific details that hark back to the marque’s illustrious past. One such detail is the ‘spine’, as also used by Bugatti, which references the centrally hinged bonnet opening of cars from the ’30s and ’40s.
Its SUV elements are all new-age design, though, the oblong wheelarches finished in a combination of chrome brightwork and gloss black.