Report: Aston Martin marching on with SUV development

At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin released a Lagonda concept that was an SUV that didn’t go over too well. The automaker, however, says it is still working on creating a competitor for the yet-unreleased Bentley EXP 9 F with a completely new design.

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So far, the concept is borrowing its underpinnings for the Mercedes-Benz G-class based on an already-established agreement between the two automakers. In addition, Benz will provide engines and drivetrains, with a 6.0-liter V12 likely to be its flagship. Variants such as diesel, hybrid and smaller petrols are all anticipated.

It is still undecided weather the model will be badged as a Lagonda or an Aston Martin to compete with other luxury SUV’s from Lamborghini and Bentley.

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: AutoCar