Aston Martin will release a competitor Rolls-Royce Phantom in 2021August 2, 2018
Aston Martin will revive the ultra-luxury brand Lagonda in 2021, releasing an electric competitor Rolls-Royce Phantom, built on the basis of the concept of Vision. Earlier it was assumed that the first electric vehicle of the British company would be the DBX crossover, but, as the head of the AM Andy Palmer stated, the composition of the power scale of the SUV will include only gasoline engines.
This decision shows the Aston Martin plan to position the Lagonda as a futuristic alternative to the Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands. He intends to become the first luxury brand offering a mix of modern technologies combined with a highly efficient electrical concept, which means not only zero emissions of harmful substances, but also a more spacious and, accordingly, more comfortable cabin.
As for the electrification of DBX, Palmer said: “We have such an opportunity, but the current plan is gasoline and hybridization. The new platform allows you to build a fully electric version, but the technology will first be applied to Lagonda”. By the way, after a luxury sedan, the Lagonda line is planned to be replenished with a crossover.
Palmer also confirmed that DBX will receive engines, thanks to technical cooperation with Daimler. Undoubtedly, it is a question of the biturbo eight AMG, which is already used on the DB11 and Vantage models, as well as a more productive hybrid system. The latter is likely to get the future AMG novelties with index 73, in which the ICE will receive electric support with a capacity of about 200 hp. Will use a V12 engine of its own design, is still unknown.
Recall, this spring Aston Martin introduced a new concept Lagonda Vision in the Geneva Motor Show, the power plant of which is powered by solid-state batteries, providing a power reserve for one charge of about 640 kilometers.