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Offline mondi

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Oh dear Lord!?!?!?  Where did this come from????   :boggled:


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Aston Martin has officially revived the long dormant Lagonda nameplate by introducing a new concept to celebrate the brand's 100th anniversary. The Lagonda Concept is four-wheel drive vehicle with a bold exterior design that blurs the line between car and crossover.

According to the company, the concept draws inspiration from past Lagonda models as well as modern speedboat design but the end result appears to have little in common with either. The front is dominated by a wide grille with horizontal bars, large air intakes, swept-back headlights, and blackened A-pillars which helps to give the windscreen a wraparound appearance. In profile the concept features a miniature version of Aston Martin's front fender vents, a slopping roofline, an upward-sweeping rear passenger window, flush mounted door handles, and massive 22" wheels. Perhaps the most controversial angle is the concept's rear, as it has a small rear window and a large raised trunk which appears as if it were lifted straight off a Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

Although no interior pictures were released, the company says the cabin features spacious individual seating for four and is designed to provide occupants with a rich environment that leaves them feeling relaxed and comfortable.

Power for the concept comes from a V12 engine with an unspecified engine output, but of more important news is the fact that Lagonda will explore the use of flex-fuel, diesel, and hybrid powertrains for future production models.

According to Aston Martin, the Lagonda brand will eventually have a strong presence in 100 global markets with a large emphasis going towards emerging markets such as the Middle East, South America, India and China. According to Aston Martin Lagonda Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez, "An Aston Martin is an authentic, pure sports car, but Lagonda is something else, a new brand that will reach into new markets. Lagonda will create a new kind of customer relationship, instilling the spirit of travel, adventure and style into a single, formidable package."

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090304.021/aston-martin-unveils-lagonda-concept-at-geneva





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I was just checking to see if it had been posted yet

might as well shut down aston martin now, its all over
they cant ever come back from that
everytime someone mentions how great looking astons are someone will have the ultimate rebuttal



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celebrate the brand's 100th anniversary

What?

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...blurs the line between car and crossover...

What?

When the gentle love making did "crossover" become a type of vehicle?

It blurs the line between anal seepage and full-blown diahrreah.



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Sure, it's not as bad as some concepts getting around, but it's no Aston Martin.  What an embarrassment.



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seems as though it might have been a joke/experiment/stuff up
aston martin are now apparently promising an all new lagonda concept in may
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/12/once-more-with-feeling-second-lagonda-concept-coming-in-may/



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They've somehow made it just as incredibly ugly as the first Lagonda.  :thumbsdown:



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Oooooohhhhhh......such a shame.   :p

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Aston Martin Lagonda SUV development indefinitely suspended

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GAYDON, England The Lagonda brand-building exercise is on hold for the foreseeable future, Aston Martin personnel tell Inside Line. The Lagonda SUV that was briefly displayed at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show won't be built for now, and possibly at all.

According to the sources, Aston Martin Lagonda Chairman David Richards was one of many inside and outside the company who were not pleased with the Lagonda SUV at Geneva. One source told IL that Richards was believed not even to have seen the concept until very late in its development. The Lagonda concept was yanked unceremoniously from the Geneva stand during the second press day, so the public never got to see it. The explanation at the time was that the concept was needed elsewhere on a tight schedule.

Aston Martin Lagonda boss Ulrich Bez told us that the project is on indefinite hold, due primarily to the poor global economic climate. "We have several sources ready to invest upward of a quarter-billion pounds," said Bez, "but the timing right now is simply wrong. We have some work to do yet, and it takes a lot of investment."

IL spoke with others who did not wish to be named at the company's Gaydon headquarters. A comment made by several is that no one wants to take ownership of the project. Richards, they said, wants to get another concept onto the stand at a major auto show this year. "Well at least you could say we put it out there," said one Aston source, "and now maybe we know what we don't want to build. It certainly got people talking."

"Our intention with Lagonda,"says Bez, "is to produce as much volume as we see today from Aston Martin. So essentially, doubling our volumes once up and running."

Inside Line says: The Lagonda unveil at Geneva swiftly went from big surprise to big flop. Could Aston Martin be wary of turning Lagonda into a sales flop like Maybach? Matt Davis, Correspondent

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=153066



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It blurs the line between anal seepage and full-blown diahrreah.

gotta love the classics



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Dear God No!
http://www.themotorreport.com.au/51021/aston-martins-lagonda-suv-concept-gets-the-green-light
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Aston Martin's polarising 2009 Lagonda Concept is set for production after all, despite reports last month that the British supercar company had decided to drop its SUV plans in favour of a Rapide-based luxury sedan.

Speaking at a conference in the Netherlands this week, Aston CEO Ulrich Bez confirmed the Lagonda SUV's production future, describing the behemoth as "almost complete."

He added that official details are expected to be revealed before the year is out.

Bez pointed to the demand for SUV-type vehicles in the Russian, Chinese and Middle Eastern markets as the driving force behind the company's Lagonda plans.

It's unclear what platform Aston will use for the Lagonda SUV, although it's likely that the Mercedes-Benz GL-based underpinnings of the concept will be utilised for the production model.
First the Cygnet, now this. At least the Cygnet could be claimed as something to reduce emmissions...



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