Reports coming from Mercedes Benz insiders in the UK claim that the Maybach division of luxury sedans is set for retirement soon. But before the line is discontinued, the Maybach 62, 57, and Landaulet models will get minor improvements, mostly focused on its front grilles and a change to LED lights. The image above is one of a few photo that were leaked on to the internet showing the facelift. The updates will be seen in the upcoming Beijing Motor Show in April this year.
Because of the current recession and the challenging economy worldwide since its rebirth in 2002, Maybach sales have continued to dive. Also, the subsidiary is being phased out in favor of Mercedes Benz’s expansion plans for the S-Class series, which is seen to target Maybach’s more upscale market. Mercedes Benz says the S-Class will debut in 2014, with corresponding improvements in the R-Class as well.