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Geneva Motor Show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

Each year the Geneva motor show provides a testing ground of new ideas and concepts for everyone from established manufacturers to design consultancies and dream-weaving hypercar builders...

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Aston Martin Lagonda 'All-Terrain Concept' revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda 'All-Terrain Concept' revealed

British luxury brand Aston Martin is the latest to succumb to the temptation of the booming SUV phenomenon. The Aston Martin Lagonda All-Terrain concept unveiled at the 2019 Geneva motor show is a pointer to a production model due in 2022. It follows the recent release of super-luxury SUVs from Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Bentley – and confirmation that even Ferrari is planning an SUV for 2022...


Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased
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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased

Lagonda will reveal its second concept car at the 2019 Geneva motor show, designed to offer a glimpse of how its fully-electric off-roader will look. The new All-Terrain Concept will be the first production Lagonda. It appears to be a raised version of the autonomous concept unveiled last year in Geneva...


Lagonda confirms electric SUV for 2021
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Lagonda confirms electric SUV for 2021

Lagonda, high-end luxury arm of British sports car marque Aston Martin, has announced its plans to launch an all-electric SUV in 2021. Set to be the "first in a range of state of the art, emission-free luxury vehicles", the new Lagonda model will draw heavily from the Vision Concept shown at this year's Geneva motor show...


Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer
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Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer sits near the top of the list of industry executives journalists like to talk to. There's a refreshing honesty to the 54-year old Brit, a willingness to slice through the sort of circumspect phrases his underlings put into press kits and speak his mind. He managed it when working in the ultra-corporate world of Nissan, where he rose to be head of global product development...


2018 Lagonda Vision Concept revealed
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2018 Lagonda Vision Concept revealed

Aston Martin has used the Geneva motor show to relaunch Lagonda as a pure-electric luxury brand for eco-minded members of the Jetset. The brand's styling direction is previewed with the 'Vision Concept' pictured here, designed to deliver "an entirely new approach to luxury". "Lagonda Vision Concept is an incredibly bold design statement," said Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman...


Britain's biggest car collection boasts a lazy 24 Lagondas
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Britain's biggest car collection boasts a lazy 24 Lagondas

The man who owns Britain's biggest car collection has amassed over 350 cars worth nearly AUD $65 million. Roger Duddling made his fortune inventing a ticketing machine in the '60s, and later bought loads of land and parking garages. Smart bloke...


Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive
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Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive

Aston Martin has revealed its plans for a new model onslaught, with the company to have 7 new models by 2020. Speaking to media at the opening of the company's new Zagame dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, Aston Martin's CEO, Andy Palmer detailed the product strategy that will see at least one new model every year from now until the end of the decade...


Aston Martin set for another golden age
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Aston Martin set for another golden age

This year, British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin celebrates 103 years in business, during which time it has produced a combined total of about 80,000 cars. That's about the same number that Toyota produces in three days. In a global industry that boasts around 85 million cars per annum, Aston Martin makes up a fractional slice of the total cars built each year...


Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will available outside Middle East, but not Australia - UPDATE
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Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will available outside Middle East, but not Australia - UPDATE

The Gaydon-based car maker has confirmed that the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will now be available for order outside of the initial target market of the Middle East. According to Aston Martin, the Taraf has been "re-engineered to be available in either left or right-hand drive" and will now be available for order in the EU, United Kingdom and South Africa...


Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf may be sold outside of the Middle East
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Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf may be sold outside of the Middle East

The English sports car maker's new uber-sedan was revealed to high wealth clients in Dubai overnight and has been christened the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf. Clad in a carbon fibre body, the new Lagonda Taraf will go on sale, by invitation only, across the Middle East from 2015. According to AutoExpress, the 5...


Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed

The final production form of the Middle East-only Aston Martin Lagonda sedan has been uncovered by the British sports car specialist. With previews being provided by Aston Martin and its partners during the development process, no-one should be too surprised about the look of the 21st century Lagonda...


Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman
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Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman

The Aston Martin Lagonda has kicked off its hot-weather testing program in the Omani desert. The British luxury sports car maker released a fresh batch of images of its ultra-exclusive new saloon undergoing testing in the Middle Eastern sun, giving us our best look yet at its exterior design and a sneak peek inside its cabin...


Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan
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Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan

Fresh images of an Aston Martin Lagonda prototype have revealed the front and rear styling of the exclusive new luxury sedan. The black prototype was produced at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK and was transported by Oman Air to Muscat for hot-weather testing as part of its early engineering program...


Aston Martin Lagonda luxury sedan revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda luxury sedan revealed

The new Aston Martin Lagonda sedan will be made available to select buyers in the Middle East by invitation only in 2015. Just a few days ago we brought you news of the luxury brand's intent to put aside its long-standing plans for a Lagonda SUV model. Now Aston Martin has revealed images and details of its exclusive new sedan model bearing the same name...


Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report
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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report

Aston Martin’s 21st century Lagonda won’t be an SUV, according to the man charged with the task of creating the new luxury model. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told PistonHeads the long-rumoured Lagonda SUV – a pet project of former CEO Ulrich Bez that was previewed in concept form in 2009 – was no longer part of the brand’s future plans...


Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report
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Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report

Aston Martin has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans to launch a full-sized SUV, to be called the ‘Aston Martin Lagonda’ when it reaches showrooms. Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez told Autocar that while the British marque has yet to develop any running prototypes, the Lagonda SUV is "absolutely" on Aston's radar...


Aston Martin celebrating 100 years in 2013
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Aston Martin celebrating 100 years in 2013

British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin will celebrate 100 years of operation with a series of international and UK-based events throughout 2013. The official January 15 anniversary celebrations will centre around Henniker Mews in Chelsea – the original home of Aston Martin – where a commemorative plaque will be unveiled alongside the oldest surviving Aston Martin – A3 – and the new Vanquish...


Range Rover will beat new wave of super-luxury SUVs
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Range Rover will beat new wave of super-luxury SUVs

A $320,000-plus Range Rover could become a permanent fixture in showrooms as Land Rover aims to future-proof its iconic off-roader from a raft of new super-luxury SUVs. Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati and Lamborghini are all launching SUVs over the next few years as the high-end prestige and performance brands chase a slice of the lucrative segment...


Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the agenda again
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Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the agenda again

The Aston Martin-owned Lagonda nameplate could again be back on the cards in an attempt by the British brand to tackle the ever-growing luxury SUV market. The Lagonda SUV Concept (pictured above), first seen at the 2009 Geneva motor show, has been an on-again-off-again project for Aston Martin but with sales of the company’s flagship DBS sports car stagnating, the push to again revive the luxury SUV is stronger than ever...