Maybach working on Convertible and SUV?
With 175 units per year by 2010, Maybach is behind Rolls-Royce sales (3000 cars by then) and Bentley (10,000 cars in three years’ time). To help the brand from failure, Maybach will add to 57/62 basic line-up a convertible and an SUV model.
The convertible Maybach will be limited at 25 to 50 units that would be made to special order between 2008 and 2011. Featuring a power-operated rear fabric top, this crowd-stopper is said to combine the open-air feel of a convertible with the generous packaging of a limo.
Also Maybcah will add a luxury version of the GL luxury SUV. It will be sold only in the US, Asia and the Middle East and will be limited to 1500 units. The conversion boasts a Maybach grille, a revised rear end with new lights and tailgate, more brightwork, special bumpers, wider wheels and its own choice of colour and trim. Inside, there are singing-and-dancing first-class rear sleeper seats like in the 57/62, plus top-grade leather.