Posted Jan 23rd 2012 3:05AM
2013 Aston Martin Lagonda is the latest product of the Aston Martin addressed to the customer who has a modernist spirit, as well as luxury. Because, besides the appearance of luxury, this car also has a concept with a very elegant color. While styling inspiration is said to come from the elegant LG6 Lagondas of the 1930s in the form of the roofline, bustle rear-end, and front-end graphics, we’re not convinced. The Lagonda Concept is brutal and blocky and was universally loathed by every designer we spoke to.
There appears to be two stacks on the dash, one on the top and one on the bottom that will hold the infotainment system. There are very few buttons on the system it self, as it will most likely be a touch screen with voice activation. The seats are very interesting to say the least. They appear normal in most aspects, but there appears to be that cardboard cup holder that you get at fast food restaurants around the headrests in the rear. We’re not sure we like it at all.
Although Aston says the 2013 Aston Martin Lagonda Concept isn’t an SUV, it is built off Mercedes-Benz GL-class underpinnings, with a 5.9-liter V-12 Aston Martin engine driving all four wheels of the concept. This is probably the same motor that you’d find in the DB9. What makes the underpinnings so special is the fact that you can plop any kind of engine you please into the car. The Lagonda Concept will have a wide choice of powertrains, ranging from frugal diesel to a thundering Aston Martin V12, and, soon, a two-mode hybrid. As you can see, the 2013 Aston Martin Lagonda Concept might be fairly capable off-road with so many different motors to choose from.
At around 200 inches long and 69.0 inches tall, it’s a 2013 Aston Martin Lagonda Concept large vehicle, although the bulk is slightly disguised by monster 22-inch wheels and tires. The price would be pitched between a DB9 and a DBS, so we’re looking at somewhere near $250,000, or the same money as the new “baby” Rolls-Royce is expected to command.