Lagonda crossover canned in favour of larger Rapide-based sedan

Lagonda crossover canned in favour of larger Rapide-based sedan

Aston Martin has been a bit unsure about how to best use its Lagonda nameplate which has been worn by various four-door models during the brands history.

Recently Aston could have badged its Rapide four-door sedan as a Lagonda model, but chose not to. Instead, the Lagonda badge was resurrected for a quite bizzare crossover concept that was poorly received at its unveiling at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

After the Geneva Motor Show reports indicated that the Lagonda concept was heading back to the design studio in an attempt to make it less offensive. Now, new reports indicate a different approach altogether. Apparently the crossover has been scrapped entirely, but there are still plans for that Lagonda badge.

In response to customer complaints that the Rapide was lacking in rear-seat legroom, Aston Martin is now planning to enlarge its four-door coupe into a more accommodating body that will use the Lagonda name. Sources state that the sedan’s arrival is at least four years away, so long-legged passengers will have to keep waiting to enjoy decent rear legroom in an Aston Martin vehicle.

Aston Martin has been a bit unsure about how to best use its Lagonda nameplate which has been worn by various four-door models during the brands history.

Recently Aston could have badged its Rapide four-door sedan as a Lagonda model, but chose not to. Instead, the Lagonda badge was resurrected for a quite bizzare crossover concept that was poorly received at its unveiling at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

After the Geneva Motor Show reports indicated that the Lagonda concept was heading back to the design studio in an attempt to make it less offensive. Now, new reports indicate a different approach altogether. Apparently the crossover has been scrapped entirely, but there are still plans for that Lagonda badge.

In response to customer complaints that the Rapide was lacking in rear-seat legroom, Aston Martin is now planning to enlarge its four-door coupe into a more accommodating body that will use the Lagonda name. Sources state that the sedan’s arrival is at least four years away, so long-legged passengers will have to keep waiting to enjoy decent rear legroom in an Aston Martin vehicle.

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