Mercedes-Benz Comes Up With New Car Segment

It will include luxury sedans with a ground clearance as that of SUVs.

Mercedes-Benz may release a large luxury sedan with a clearance like that of an SUV. According to Handelsblat, such a model will be allocated to a separate class, which is called Sport Utility Limousine (SUL). Most likely, the new car will be based on the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, but there is no official confirmation of this information yet.

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The mentioned show car debuted at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. The off-road sedan is based on a platform from the GLS model and is driven by four electric motors with a total power output of 750 hp. The EV with an 80-kWh battery can travel up to 500 km on a single charge. The car is 5,260 mm in length, 2,110 mm in width, 1,764 mm in height.

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Now, Mercedes-Benz is thinking about creating a separate segment for such cars. This would attract new customers who are still choosing SUVs.

Two years ago, there were no plans to release a production SUL. The concept foreshadowed the new-generation Mercedes-Maybach GLS introduced in the fall of 2019.

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