Maybach to receive one last facelift before being killed off

According to reports coming out of Europe, Mercedes-Benz will give its uber-luxury Maybach vehicles one last facelift before the brand is allowed to slip away. Company bosses have privately admitted that the brand will be wound down as a part of Mercedes-Benz’s decision to take the next-generation S-Class more upmarket.

The next-generation S-Class is scheduled to arrive in 2014 and the Stuttgart designers and engineers are promising it to be one of the most high-tech models ever built. The lineup will consist of a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid variant. It will also have a bunch of interior technologies shown in the new F800 Style Concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Recently appointed design chief Gorden Wagener is working on the next-generation S-Class along with the replacement of the R-Class crossover (cough minivan).

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoExpress