S-Class project manager Martin Hulder has admitted more Maybach-badged products are on the way.

S-Class project manager Martin Hulder has admitted more Maybach-badged products are on the way.

In the second half of November last year we heard S-Class development director Hermann-Joseph Storp saying more Maybach-labeled models will be launched if the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will prove to be a success. Now, S-Class project manager Martin Hulder told Autocar "the theory is that we will do more Maybach models", hinting at applying the luxury treatment on the company's biggest SUV, the GL.

The GL is about to get a mid-cycle facelift which will also come with a name change as Mercedes-Benz has revised its nomenclature and will use the GLS moniker for its flagship SUV as a connection to the similarly-sized S-Class. Mercedes-Benz has already confirmed the GLS will be out this year and based on previous spy shots the styling tweaks will be subtle. The Maybach variant will probably come with a stretched wheelbase as on the S-Class, along with a posher interior cabin while the exterior should get some Maybach-specific wheels and badges denoting the model's exclusivity.

Note: Mercedes-Maybach GLS render by RM Design pictured.

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