Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

This Lagonda All-Terrain SUV will head Aston Martin’s luxury EV roadmap

This Lagonda All-Terrain SUV will head Aston Martin’s luxury EV roadmap

As the first entrant into the category, it will set the bar for what an electrified ultra luxe sport utility vehicle looks and feels like as Aston Martin folds the advantages of an electric powertrain into the family.

Once in the real world, it'll find itself sitting on architecture closely related that that of Aston Martin's fossil-fueled DBX, a auto with which it'll share the new St Athan production line when manufacturing begins in 2021.

Aston Martin isn't saying a whole lot about it right now, but judging by the teaser image and the name "Lagonda All Terrain", the concept is quite clearly an SUV. Where the 2014 Aston Matin Lagonda sedan had a 5.9-liter V12 to play with, new Lagonda cars will go electric instead. Like the original Lagonda, it was an angular affair, dividing opinion but never relenting when it came to luxury or, indeed, power. Gone was the traditional leather and wood; in its place, carbon-fiber shared space with ceramics, cashmere, and silk, together with hand-woven wool. "Historically, Geneva has always been good for us - the buzz surrounding the stand previous year when we revealed the Lagonda Vision Concept was truly remarkable - so it's fantastic to return to the scene of such great success with another world debut". Now, we're seeing the next stage in that journey.

While Aston didn't confirm the precise technical details of last year's saloon concept, it's understood each axle gets its own electric motor for four-wheel drive.

Specifications of the All-Terrain Concept aren't known at this point. At the time, Aston Martin was talking about aiming for 400 miles of EV range, too, along with support for wireless charging.

The Lagonda brand will be dedicated to radically styled, all-electric vehicles once it comes on stream in 2021 and the All-Terrain Concept paves the way for the first production model, a crossover that also takes some inspiration from last year's Vision Concept. This year, the company is seemingly keen on maintaining that momentum by not only bringing the All-Terrain model to Switzerland's global guests but doing so with the promise of actually putting it into production.

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