- Lagonda range to be ‘emission free’
- Production to start in 2021
- Lagonda Vision Concept shown at Geneva
Aston Martin confirms Lagonda will be first all-electric luxury brand
Lagonda will aim to be the world’s first zero emission luxury brand, and looks to the future with the ‘Vision Concept’ at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Lagonda Vision Concept is on display at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and gives a preview at where the brand is heading.
Rather than showcase the company’s glorious sounding and powerful engines, Aston Martin has chosen to make its new luxury arm entirely electrified. This opens up a realm of new opportunities for the design of the car, according to Aston Martin, hence the swooping design and lack of a traditional bonnet.
The lack of engine means there is no need for a bonnet, the firm says, but it retains a carlike shape to aid aerodynamics.
The rear doors open outwards, while the roof opens upwards to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, and the seats sit on cantilevered arms and offer bolstered arms and foot rests.
In another quirk, the steering wheel can be moved from one side of the cabin to the other, so the Lagonda can be both left and right-hand drive.
Unsurprisingly, the Vision Concept also offers the latest in self-driving technology: it is connected to the internet, and the car can take control on all recognisable roads.
The car previews the look of two new Lagonda models, but we’ve got a while to wait yet… they aren’t going to go on sale until 2023.