Do you remember the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept presented last year? It gave a glimpse of the next SUV of the prestigious car brand. Today we learn the upcoming arrival of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, which will be produced exclusively at the Vance plant in Alabama. Various sources told Automotive News that the model is expected to cost about $200,000 making it the most expensive passenger car manufactured in North America market. Based on the all-new third-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS, which will also be assembled in Alabama alongside the GLE and GLE Coupé, as well as Mercedes' EQ electric vehicles, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS could be unveiled in China this spring and marketed by the end of 2019 or the beginning of next year. It is reported that a V8 with more than 560 horsepower could be under the hood and that the lounge-style cabin will contain materials of the highest quality. Much of the production of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS will go to the Chinese market, which accounted for more than two-thirds of Maybach's sales last year. In the future, it is expected that the name of Maybach spread more within the range of Mercedes-Benz to designate the most luxurious versions, a bit like AMG does for the performance aspect. The luxury SUV market is growing rapidly and competition is already strong. There are the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, to be added later this year is the Aston Martin DBX and the Ferrari Purosangue around 2022.