Production version of Rolls-Royce Cullinan rival will be built at new St Athan factory in Wales
Mark Tisshaw
6 February 2019

Aston Martin is to preview the second model in its reborn Lagonda range with the All-Terrain Concept at the upcoming Geneva motor show

The SUV, which will rival the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, follows the reveal of the Lagonda Vision saloon concept shown at Geneva last year, when Lagonda was relaunched as the maker of high-tech luxury cars that feature all-electric power and arresting design making use of EV packaging advantages. 

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The SUV is understood to be closely related to the saloon in its footprint, architecture, interior and chassis and powertrain technology, as part of Aston boss Andy Palmer’s ‘carry over, carry across’ methodology that ensures models share as many components as possible to reduce development costs. 

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. A range figure of 400 miles was quoted by Aston, alongside a rapid wireless charge of the battery pack in just 15 minutes. The SUV would use this set-up, too. 

Aston has released a darkened preview image of the front of the car that shows the clear visual link to the previous saloon concept and a stance and proportions that hints at a sleek body and dramatic profile, inspiring our artist’s impression. 

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The production version is set to beat the Lagonda saloon to market in 2021, and both models will be built alongside the DBX at Aston’s new St Athan plant in Wales. 

The Lagonda SUV will be the sixth of the seven cars Aston has shown or previewed that will be the core models of its Second Century plan. The DB11, Vantage and DBS Superleggera are already on sale, the DBX SUV will be revealed for production later this year, and now both Lagonda models will be previewed. 

That just leaves the Vanquish, a mid-engined supercar that will rival the likes of the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488 GTB in 2020.

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6 February 2019

The car will be built at Aston's new St Athan plant in Wales! Hello, new production plant! Being built in Wales. Surely not, how can this be with Brexit on the horizon? Oh I forgot, jobs, factories and success has nothing to do with Brexit - Get over it people. With change comes opportunity, just ask Tesla. Stop whining and seize the day, after all, were British, not European! Think I gave you anti Brexit whingers enough to work with.......

6 February 2019
Boris9119 wrote:

after all, we're British, not European!

That's your perception, not mine.

Throughout history it's always certain social / ethnic groups who are picked out to be scapegoats. In recent UK history, just before Brexit for example, it was the 'benefit cheats' who came under constant attack until Farage invented the EU as an enemy by magnifying the faults of an imperfect organization through political rhetoric, populist propaganda, conceptual simplification.

Maybe you choose to identify yourself on the national level for whatever reason, but I certainly don't look forward to this politically engineered un-nuanced simplistic world of Us and Them. In any case, take away the rhetoric, there is no entity called 'Us'

 

6 February 2019

Eloquently put, Can't agree more. 

7 February 2019

Could not agree more wheels. "If you don't look back at your car after you parked it, you own the wrong car" says it all. Maybe those posting could share their rides? Would help create a community? 

6 February 2019
Boris9119 wrote:

The car will be built at Aston's new St Athan plant in Wales! Hello, new production plant! Being built in Wales. Surely not, how can this be with Brexit on the horizon? Oh I forgot, jobs, factories and success has nothing to do with Brexit - Get over it people. With change comes opportunity, just ask Tesla. Stop whining and seize the day, after all, were British, not European! Think I gave you anti Brexit whingers enough to work with.......

Absolutely agree! Nice to see a little gem of good news amongst the sea of Brexit Doom and gloom from the lefty EU loving Project fear remoaners. Lets be positive for a change!. although like you i imagine this post will be smashed to pieces. 

6 February 2019
Craig1988 wrote:

 the lefty EU loving Project fear remoaners. Lets be positive for a change!

What's positive about name-calling?

7 February 2019

Get over it...Brexit isnt that bad. Name calling or not, be positive youself McGuffin

7 February 2019

It's our job Craig1988 to educate those that wander in the wilderness. Some, nay many, are scared, need guidance and reassurance. Brexit is the singular biggest opportunity the United Kingdom has been offered since the Versaille Treaty. Of course there will be short term pain, it preludes eventual gain. The manufacturers that see a value in the UK workforce, our qualities and inherent speciality and ability, will see that value and adapt their business model accordingly. Need convincing? Tesla, start up company, sets up in the most expensive manufacturing and production State in the USA - California. Guess what, it flourishes. Why? Because the consumer wants the product it builds at the price it builds it at. Aston Martin, realising the very same and backing the British workforce just announced a new facility and production line in Wales. Proof, if any was needed. Brexit offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to break free from the constraints of the EU, and write our own destiny. It's scary for many, but our job is to carry the meek and release us from the shackles of the EU, an entity formed by and designed to primarily benefit the French and the Germans. No wonder they are the most vocal about Brexit! When did you last hear an outcry from Spain or the Scandanavian members?

6 February 2019

 If only it got out the Factory Gates looking exactly like the concept, because at least then it would be different to the other Supercar makers efforts, it would be an Aston Martin.......

6 February 2019

"A range figure of 400 miles .... alongside a rapid wireless charge of the battery pack in just 15 minutes."   I just don't see how this possible, even wired chargers get nowhere near this.

But if true I'd advise anyone with a pace maker not to go within half-a-mile during those 15 minutes!  

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