2016 Aston Martin Lagonda SUV — Luxury & Style
The 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda SUV will be on the assembly lines by the end of the next year. After not-so-brilliant premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, where the Lagonda concept was unveiled for the first time, they had time to reconsider whether the Aston Martin SUV will become more than a concept. The 2016 Lagonda is made with large markets in mind, like China, Middle East and Russia. It offers luxury and style, as every Aston is expected to and high performance thanks to the V-12 engine, but at the same time, there will probably be a hybrid and a diesel version made. To sum up, the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda is a whole package, created for the people who want an extraordinary SUV. Thanks to the Daimler company, they found an adequate platform which is able to provide what they were looking for, so the release of the 2016 Lagonda is just a matter of time.
2016 Aston Martin Appearance
The platform which underpins the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda is the same one used for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, called the MRA (Modular Rear Architecture) platform. This platform provides is completely modular, so the cars built on it can have different wheelbases and width. Thanks to the vast use of aluminum, its lighter, but at the same time, it is stronger. Aside from the MRA platform, the 2016 Lagonda SUV will have share some other elements with Mercedes-Benz vehicles. We may see the Mercedes-Benz electronics and V-8 engines installed in the all-new Aston Martin SUV. As for the appearance, it is designed to evoke the glorious days of the Lagonda brand. They tried to blend the past and the future by incorporating a retro feel and the contemporary sleek exterior. Not many people liked this, but this may be because it so strongly diverges from the appearance we expect of an Aston Martin vehicle. This SUV doesn’t have the distinctive Aston’s fascia, with its famous grille and elegant look. What happens now with the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda, already happened when the Porsche Cayenne was introduced for the very first time. Back then, Porsche purists took the Cayenne as an insult to the legendary 911. We all know the scale of the Cayenne’s success afterwards.
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda — Engine Options — V-12, V-8, Diesel & Hybrid
The 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda SUV will have several possible engine options. There may be an Aston Martin’s V-12 engine. Since this engine option should be one of the older V-12 units resurrected and adapted in accordance with the modern demands, the manufacturer may encounter a trouble with CO2 emissions. However, we shouldn’t doubt whether they will manage to make a V-12 one of the Lagonda’s engine options. The expected engine is a 5.9-liter V-12, which was installed in the concept. This engine is the same one installed in the DB9. Also, there are rumors about Mercedes-Benz V-8 engines, which may be installed, too. Some sources claim that there will be diesel and hybrid options available, but at the moment, we don’t know anything more on that topic. As expected, the 2016 Lagonda will have all-wheel drive.
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Release
The exact release date of the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda SUV isn’t known, but it is expected to be released by the end of 2015. We shouldn’t be surprised if the Lagonda SUV reaches an unexpected level of popularity. Of course, with all the luxury and high-end technology, it will have an aura of exclusivity, but it may become a legend. When the time comes, it would be interesting to witness the epic battle at the market, where the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda SUV, the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley SUV will be the main protagonists.