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Aston Martin Lagonda Unveil For Geneva Motor Show


source: pestalozzi.net

source: pestalozzi.net

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Aston Martin greenlighted its Lagonda resurrection back in the fall, and we hear now that the Geneva Motor Show will provide a first glimpse of the car's form. The auto world has been rife with rumors of what shape exactly the new car will take; as long as it avoids the late 70s Lagonda's origami folds and Chrysler 3-speed slushbox, we'll be happy.

AutoBlog comments that traditional sedan form is not a definite, saying all they know at this point is that the concept "will sport four dours and be an evolution of Aston's past design language." They say a production version of the new Lagonda is slated to hit dealer lots in 2012.

Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake

Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake

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Seems everyone is getting in on the supersedan game these days, with Porsche's controversially-styled 2010 Panamera as the latest example. Current Aston Martin coupe styling (Vantage, DBS) would seem a much easier translation to a sedan body, unlike the 911's iconic tapering rear. But some wonder that with only four doors as the descriptor, might Aston end up surprising us all with a crossover along the lines of BMW's new Concept 5 Series GT, cooled/heated rear compartment and all? Hey Aston, if you really want to turn the luxury world on its ear, how about the Lagonda Shooting Brake one-off from 1998?

Question: with a big chunk of this market's potential buyers now facing stark salary caps or even the unemployment line, who's going to make all of these sybaritic sedans into profitable ventures?

Stay tuned as we bring you live updates and pics from Geneva in a couple weeks.

[source: AutoBlog]

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  1. "Station Wagon?"

    I remember when the Lagonda came out in the 70's--it was 5 years ahead of the boxy 80's forms we saw here in the states and the press was very favorable. Guess Shooting Brake would be preferable to Estate or Wagonette--would like to see some teaser sketches on their site to stir the imagination. Curious to see if they are a slave to the rectangular grille. That '98 one-off you mention might update well. Those hard edges seem to have made their way back via Lambo Estoque.
     
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  2. "Long live Lagonda"

    Ahh the Lagonda, one of the most out there car designs ever. As a kid I loved the look of it, now it still brings a smile. Ridiculous yes but there was something about its outrageous looks that made it cool. you had to be off your head to own one but will be one of those designs that will last.
    If they do a new one hope it looks as good as AM's recent offerings.
     
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