2021 will be the first year Aston Martin really shows its commitment in vehicle electrification. The company’s first ever electric model is reportedly to be launched that year as the Aston Martin Lagonda, reviving the legendary Lagonda name. We have seen this model before in its Vision Concept form at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Lagonda won’t be the all-electric sibling of the Varekai SUV like what previously rumored. Instead, it will be the high-end, futuristic sedan that leads Aston Martin’s electrification plan. The Lagonda will come to compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley cars.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said the British luxury carmaker is actually capable of going pure electric today, but it doesn’t want to be rushed as it’s still focused on the expansion and maximization of hybrid technology. The company already has a new platform for all-electric at hand, which will be used on the Lagonda saloon in 2021.
Andy Palmer also revealed new facts about the upcoming Varekai, that is the SUV will use Mercedes-sourced 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine and stronger hybrid powerplant. The Varekai will be produced at Aston Martin’s new St. Athan plant in South Wales, which will be the production home for the Lagonda as well. The company’s next plan after launching the Lagonda is to make its first electric SUV.