Aston Martin Lagonda Concept - Auto Shows

Aston Martin used the 2009 Geneva auto show to introduce the first physical evidence of the revived Lagonda name, last seen on the Bill Towns–designed wedge-shaped four-door sedan from the 1980s. The Lagonda concept is called a tourer by the Aston folks, but looks more like a modernist crossover vehicle to us.

Designer Marek Reichman told us that it's "a vehicle that can take its passengers in ultimate luxury from St. Petersburg to Moscow, a vehicle that allows us to venture into different places, whereas Aston Martins will always be low-slung sports cars." The interior is configured so that the rear seats are more like those in a private jet, with the front seats being more driver-focused. The Lagonda is being pitched as a luxury vehicle for emerging markets such as the Middle East, China, and Russia, where privacy is very important, which explains the high beltline at the back and the slit of a rear window.

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