Aston Martin Lagonda Unveil For Geneva Motor Show

February 18, 2009

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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