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Maybach's $200,000 SUV to be built in Alabama?

by Justin King

If true, the luxury 'ute will be the most expensive consumer vehicle built in the US.

Mercedes-Benz has reportedly decided to build its new Maybach SUV at the company's Alabama factory.

Sources tell Automotive News the ultra-luxurious SUV will sell for around $200,000, making it the most expensive consumer vehicle build at any US factory.

The model is expected to take inspiration from the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept (pictured). Unveiled nearly a year ago in Beijing, the concept represents the company's idea of "exclusive motoring at the highest level."

The Ultimate Luxury was presented as a purely battery-powered EV, however the third-generation Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is expected to be offered with a choice of traditional powertrains including a 5.5-liter turbocharged V8 with more than 600 horsepower.

The GLS-based Maybach is believed to be slated for a debut in China later this year for arrival in showrooms sometime in 2020.

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