The Lagonda Vision Concept previews a zero emission luxury vehicle that is planned for production by Aston Martin in 2021.
Lagonda aims to be the world’s first exclusively zero emission luxury brand. Alongside the Lagonda Vision Concept, two 40 per cent scale models are displayed, one coupe concept and one SUV concept, to illustrate how the Lagonda design language could be adapted for the future.
The Lagonda Vision Concept anticipates a world with a high level of autonomy. It’s designed for level four autonomous driving, meaning the car is capable of driving itself in all routine circumstances and on all recognisable roads. As a result, the steering wheel can not only move from left to right hand drive according to need, in autonomous mode it can also retract entirely allowing front seat passengers to rotate through 180 degrees to engage in face to face conversation with those in the back. In the meantime, the car will not only have 360-degree awareness of the world around it, but also be fully connected to it, allowing occupants unprecedented access to bespoke concierge services and connectivity.
The Lagonda Vision Concept has been configured to accept powerful solid state electric batteries enabling it to cover up to 400 real world miles between charges. That’s the distance from Los Angeles to San Francisco, London to Edinburgh or Berlin to Vienna without stopping. The concept has also has been designed to be compatible with the latest wireless conductive charging technology.
The car itself makes full use of Aston Martin’s world leading experience in multi-material bonding techniques, creating a structure that is supremely light for an all-electric luxury car, structurally stiff and incredibly space efficient. It will also make the most of its electric drive system to provide intelligent all-wheel drive, capable of delivering anything from 100 to zero per cent of available torque to any given wheel according to demand.