Company's first series production mid-engine vehicle will be 'prettier' and more affordable than its limited edition siblings, and will feature V6 power.

Aston Martin has continued its new-model onslaught with the Vanquish Vision Concept, previewing the third model in the brand's mid-engined range ahead of a 2022 on-sale date.

The production version of the Vanquish Vision Concept should be more affordable than the AM-RB 003 and Valkyrie as it eschews their carbon-fibre construction in favour of unique bonded aluminium chassis.

Powering the production car will be a version of Aston Martin's new V6 engine. This engine will also be used in the AM-RB 003, where it will be assisted by two turbochargers and hybrid drivetrain.

According to Miles Nurnberger, Aston Martin's chief of design "it’s a prettier car [than the RB 003], and purposely so, as it’s been designed to thrive in a less extreme performance envelope".

Andy Palmer, the company's CEO, says Aston Martin decided to use the Vanquish name for its first series production mid-engine car as it has always been "synonymous with our series production flagships".

The CEO believes the new Vanquish will "propel Aston Martin into a sector of the market traditionally seen as the heartland of luxury sports cars".

Aston Martin's first competitor for mid-engine Ferrari and Lamborghini models will be built at the company's Gaydon factory from 2022.