Aston Martin SUV Could Use Mercedes-Benz GL Platform

Thanks to the recent tie-up between Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz, it has been confirmed that the yet-unconfirmed Aston Martin Lagonda SUV could share its platform with the current Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

However, as always, Mercedes-Benz remained quite tight-lipped when discussing the possibility with Autocar at the recent launch for the brand new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van. While speaking about the possibility, all Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche said was it “depend[s] on Aston Martin’s product plans”.

Aston Martin first semi-revived the Lagonda name with the interesting Aston Martin Lagona Concept SUV in 2009. Featuring some abstract styling and based on the Mercedes-Benz GL, this concept seemed almost sacrilegious for Aston Martin to ever imagine putting into production. However, since this time, the luxury SUV market has soared and with Bentley and Rolls-Royce SUVs in the works, as well as the Lamborghini Urus SUV, it’s no longer shocking to see a sports car manufacturer or luxury brands to venture into this market.

While speaking last year, Ulrich Bez said, “I am confident in the future we will see a Lagonda on the road. I cannot say [it will be] in three weeks or three years, but I am confident it will be there.”

“Everything is possible, but I cannot say it might be this or that… but everything beyond [our current range of] V8 Vantage, Rapide, Vanquish could be branded as Lagonda.”

[Via Aston Martin]

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