• Oct 10th 2008 at 9:02AM
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Aston Martin has stepped in to clarify recent rumors of its Lagonda revival. We know that a Lagonda concept is due to be shown at next year's Geneva Motor Show, and of late it was speculated to be something SUV-ish. An Aston spokesperson has laid out the plan, and this time neglected to mention the acronym "SUV" at all.

Two upcoming Lagondas will probably be sedans and use Aston's VH platform, tending to the luxury side of sporting while Aston solidifies its grip on the sporting side of luxury. An upscale and up-priced version of the Rapide will come in 2011, followed by a $100,000-or-so S-Class challenger in 2012. Now that we've got the SUV thing out of the way, let's hope Aston stays on the right course and creates cars that don't look anything like more DB9 clones.

[Source: Automotive News, sub req'd]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Let's hope Aston Martin builds something like the concept Lagonda Vignale from a few years back, and not something frightening like the "futuristic" Lagonda from the cocaine fuled 1970s. Man, that dashboard had more gizmos and flashing lights than the Vegas strip and that squashed front end and tiny grille, yecch. Hope the new sedan is stylish, fast, and down right beautiful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like this. Make Lagonda a Bentley-fighter.
      This makes me wonder though what will happen to the Rapide.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "let's hope Aston stays on the right course and creates cars that don't look anything like more DB9 clones."

      agreed. If they want a car to look like a DB9, badge it as an Aston Martin. The design is beautiful and I don't grow tired of it. Lagonda should have its own unique and identifiable look and personality.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally. the return of Lagonda. Aston Martin is growing. So happy to see that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bad timing.
      In this economy?
        • 7 Years Ago
        In this economy? It's 2008. 2012, or even 2011 when it will get released is a long way away.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I hope things shape up by then,because this thing (recession/depression?) is just hitting hard right now .The repercussions will last many years.
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