Aston Martin has released a teaser image of the second model in its revived Lagonda range – the All-Terrain Concept; which it will showcase at the Geneva motor show next month. This darkened preview image of the front of the car shows that the upcoming electric SUV has a clear visual link to the previous sedan concept. Its stance and proportions hint at a sleek body and dramatic profile.
The new SUV follows the reveal of the Lagonda Vision sedan concept shown at Geneva last year. It was here that Lagonda was re-launched as the maker of high-tech luxury cars featuring all-electric power and an arresting design making use of the packaging advantages of electric vehicles (EVs).
The SUV concept is understood to be closely related to the sedan in its footprint, architecture, interior and chassis, and powertrain technology. This is most likely, since an important part of Aston boss Andy Palmer’s ‘carry over, carry across’ methodology ensures that models share as many components as possible so as to reduce development costs.
Aston didn’t confirm the precise technical details of last year’s concept sedan concept; but it is understood that each axle will get its own electric motor for four-wheel-drive ability. Aston has claimed a range of 644km, as well as a battery pack capable of rapid wireless charging in just 15min. The Lagonda SUV would use this set-up, too.
The production version of the SUV is set to beat the Lagonda sedan to the global market in 2021. 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 core models that are part of Aston's Second Century plan. Of the other six, the DB11, Vantage and DBS Superleggera are already on sale; the DBX SUV will be revealed for production later this year; and when the Geneva show ends, both Lagonda models would have been previewed.
That just leaves the seventh car – the Vanquish; a mid-engined supercar that will rival the likes of the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488 GTB when it is unveiled by the carmaker in 2020.