As a member of the large SUV model series, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is produced exclusively in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the US. Since 1995 Daimler has invested more than six billion dollars in this location in the southern USA, and since 1997 it has produced well in excess of three million vehicles, of which two thirds were exported. The Mercedes-Benz SUV models GLS, GLE and GLE Coupé are also produced here, as is the C-Class Saloon for the North American market. A great deal of time and effort goes into producing the Mercedes-Maybach GLS with its exceptionally high-quality equipment and appointments.
A dedicated Mercedes-Maybach team produces the specific interior equipment and appointments by hand in a separate area. The team members, selected based on their skills and knowledge, were trained for this at the Mercedes-Maybach Manufaktur hand-finishing facility in Germany. Two team members are responsible for the complete finishing of each car, which takes place away from the assembly process for the other SUV models. Before and after these stations, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS models are sent to Mercedes-Benz SUV production for final acceptance.
The Mercedes-Maybach specialists assume a high level of personal responsibility and identify strongly with the product. Particular attention is paid to the careful handling of the high-grade interior appointments with a high proportion of nappa leather and wood trim parts. The entire process, from the production of these parts by the highly specialised suppliers to assembly by the specially trained team members to final acceptance, is geared towards achieving a flawless result.