Aston Martin boasted that they intended to release 10 new models by the year 2021 and they look to be well on their way to achieving this. Hot on the heels of the reimagined Vantage V600, the Vantage GT3, and the seemingly sci-fi inspired Valkyrie, comes their latest innovation: an all-electric SUV which they plan on releasing by 2021. Inspired by the Lagonda Vision Concept, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the announcement of this as-yet-unnamed masterpiece.
Releasing in 2021: The All-Electric SUV
While Aston Martin is generally known for their high-end sportscars, their latest innovation has traded in it’s V12 for an all-electric powertrain and promptly turned into an SUV. Of course, we’re talking about the Lagonda Vision Concept inspired electric SUV, the vehicle Aston Martin says will kick off of it’s newest luxury brand in 2021. The as-yet-unnamed car is set to be the first luxury SUV powered solely by battery power.
The Lagonda Vision Concept
Set to ‘represent the next generation of automotive luxury’ as stated by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the Lagonda Vision Concept was first unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show amidst claims of it being the world’s first-ever exclusively battery-powered luxury car brand. With a profile best described as coupe-like, the Lagonda Vision Concept’s doors open suicide style and sections of the roof pitch upwards so that passengers can get in and out the vehicle with ease.
The Bespoke Interior
In order to create the perfect amalgamation of new and old materials, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman turned to English furniture designer David Linley to create the Vision Concept cockpit. The perfect environment for searching for NRL betting tips was created by pairing carbon fibre with ceramic tiling, while silk and cashmere carpets perfectly compliment the hand-woven woollen seats
Controlling the Lagonda
Hexagons feature heavily in the Vision Concept’s interior and the steering wheel is no exception. The expertly designed six-sided steering wheel houses a screen, but it may come as a surprise to many that you may never have to actually use the steering wheel. Equipped with Level 4 autonomous technology, as Palmer stated ‘we imagine most Lagonda customers choose to be driven. If they want to drive themselves, the car will ensure that is a delightful and memorable experience, too – Lagonda will provide that choice’.
Owing to the fact that the Lagonda Vision Concept is set to be a self-driving car, the seats also swivel around turning your electric car to an incredibly fancy living room on wheels. Built in the floor pan is a pack of solid state batteries used for power and Aston Martin claims that the Lagonda will offer approximately 640km worth of ‘real world driving’ before you’ll have to recharge. What’s more, wireless charging will have your car at full battery power in just 15 minutes.
From Concept to Reality
While the Lagonda Vision Concept was unveiled as just that – a concept – we are thrilled at the announcement of the all-new Lagonda electric SUV which is set for release in 2021. Aston Martin have also hinted at the possibility of the coupe version releasing by 2023 and we couldn’t be more excited to see this revolutionary vehicle in the flesh.