The first new model from Aston Martin’s revived Lagonda marque will be an electric SUV with radical design and ‘near future technology’, say AML.
When the first new Lagonda from Aston Martin arrives in 2021 it won’t be a luxury electric saloon as previewed by the recent Lagonda Vision Concept, but instead will be an electric SUV with the same design language. Although judging by the design sketch AML sent us (above), it looks more like an ‘Allroad’ than a proper SUV.
The reasons for AML choosing an SUV body shape for their first electric Lagonda are obviously to pander to a market obsessed by high-riding vehicles, but also to offer competition to the Bentley Bentayga, and perhaps even the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan. It’s also a lot easier to spread a whole bank of batteries along the floor of a high-riding car than it is in a low-slung saloon
Aston say the new Lagonda SUV EV will be built around near future technology, which we’re assuming means as much autonomous driving abilities as the law, and technology, will allow by 2021, but it’s also possible we’re looking at solid-state batteries after AML declared the Vision Concept would come with a 400-mile range and a full charge in minutes.
Andy Palmer, AML CEO. said:
In reviving one of the most iconic names in motoring we have created a unique opportunity. One that allows us to cast aside an inherited 20th century approach and instead design cars around 21st century demands and desires. The Lagonda SUV is the first of its kind: a spacious, high-performance 4×4 that successfully reconciles a love of technology, luxury and style.