Yohana Belinda (The Jakarta Post)
Mon, October 31, 2022
With unmatched Mercedes-Benz User Experience technology, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS and S-Class offer customization based on customer preferences.
Mercedes-Maybach, the most luxurious and exclusive line of Mercedes-Benz, presented new models called GLS and S-Class on October 26th in the Bali Ballroom in Kempinski Hotel, Jakarta.
This new series integrates the latest technological developments through the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interior assistant, which offers an innovative system – it can recognize and interpret the user’s hand and arm movements to activate selected functions in the car within seconds.
To activate the personal menu, users can draw a “V” shape with their index and middle finger. The MBUX is also integrated into other systems in the car – for example, the passengers can open and close the doors or the sun blind with a simple hand movement.
Customers can personalize their cars from 14 different colors available. You can also choose the style of the rims and the interior color of the car according to your preferences.
New series: Hari Arifianto (left), Deputy Director of Sales, Operations and Product Management of Mercedes-Benz Indonesia, Choi Duk Jun (second from left), Deputy Director of Marketing Communications and Public Relations Kariyanto Hardjosoemarto (second from right) and Deputy Director for Customers services Brea Adi Sarsa poses during the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS and S-Class October 26 at the Kempinski Hotel, Jakarta. (Courtesy of Mercedes-Maybach/.)
“With 14 colors to choose from, we offer another alternative to our exclusive customers targeting a more mature audience,” said Hari Arifianto, Deputy Director of Sales Operations and Product Management at Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia.
The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS and new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will have an off-the-road suggested price of Rs.6.52 billion (US$419,000) and Rs.5.9 billion (US$379,000) respectively ) offered.
The Maybach brand was founded in Germany in 1909 by father and son Wilhelm and Karl Maybach. The first Mercedes-Maybach models were presented in 2014, including the S 500, S 550 and S 600.