New XV is a hit from farmyard to freeway
HERE is a glimpse of things to come. Aston Martin are to revive their Lagonda marque with a radical electric SUV.
After stealing the 2018 Geneva motor show with the remarkable ‘Vision Concept’ Lagonda (above) the prestige British car maker has confirmed plans for its first production model - a radical zero-emission SUV.
Scheduled to be unveiled in 2021, the Lagonda SUV will be the first luxury SUV exclusively driven by a zero emission power train.
Aston say that the ‘reinvented super-luxury marque’ will feature an evolution of the bold design first seen with the ‘Vision Concept’ and will be built around near-future technologies.
“The Lagonda SUV will retain the boldness of the Vision Concept,” said Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman.
“Lagonda is a luxury brand, but it is also one rooted in technology. It will be like no other SUV to drive, so its looks have to reflect that new reality and to serve as pathfinder to a future in which the most desirable and prestigious automobiles still have a place.”
No price for the Lagonda SUV has yet been revealed, but expect it to be somewhat eye-watering. FORD have gone all SUV as well with an off road version of the new Fiesta (above). They say the Active crossover brings sports utility vehicle styling and versatility for the growing numbers of European SUV customers
Rugged exterior design features additional cladding, unique alloy wheels, and roof rails plus raised rideheight and optimised suspension to enhance rough-road ability
Normal, Eco and Slippery Drive Modes deliver driver confidence in all conditions and engines include Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi diesel.
Advanced driver assistance technologies help avoid and mitigate the effects of accidents using sensors that scan up to 130 metres ahead – more than the length of a football pitch.
Prices for the Fiesta Active start from £17,570 and they are on sale now.