Lagonda Concept Description
Prototype show car unveiled 2009
In 2008, AML announced that it was its intention to re-launch the Lagonda marque. On the very first day of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, when Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's Director of Design, pulled the covers off it was clear that the onlookers were a little taken aback by what they saw. It was no surprise that the car was a 4 door, but an avant-garde 4 wheel drive SUV crossover was unexpected despite the strong rumours. Very little is really known about the detailed specification of the 2009 Lagonda concept except that it was based on Mercedes GL running gear. The idea behind the concept was to bring performance luxury into new markets and territories around the world especially in the emerging markets in Russia, the Middle East, South America, India and China. Calling the concept an off road car isn’t correct since it was designed as a luxury high performance vehicle with exceptional ground clearance for roads of potentially poor quality.
The car was only on the main turntable of the stand for a single day, being replaced initially by a One-77 rolling chassis and then by a One-77 mock-up. It has never been seen in public since and probably remains within AML at Gaydon.