According to a recent report, Mercedes won't offer a Maybach crossover until the next-generation GLS arrives in a few years.

According to a recent report, Mercedes won't offer a Maybach crossover until the next-generation GLS arrives in a few years.

Speaking to Autocar, Mercedes Sales & Marketing boss Ola Källenius said a GLS-based Maybach "could be interesting for the future" but it would most likely be based on the next-generation model.

While that's still a ways off, the next-generation model will reportedly be based on the same platform that underpins the S-Class.  The magazine goes on to say the Maybach variant will likely be powered by the same twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine that resides in the Mercedes-Maybach S600.  However, the model could also be offered with the company's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine to help increase its appeal in markets where models are taxed based on their engine displacement.  Unfortunately, since the model will be aimed primarily at the Chinese and American consumers there might not be a diesel-powered variant.

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Maybach crossover will have to wait until the next-generation GLS arrives