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Aston Martin Could Look To Mercedes GL For New SUV Platform: Report Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | Apr, 02 2014 | 1 Comment

New reports of Aston Martin’s long-rumoured SUV suggest the new model could be based on the new Mercedes-Benz GL, drawing on the existing alliance with Merc parent Daimler.

Speaking with Bloomberg, “people familiar with the matter” said Aston Martin and Daimler are currently discussing the possibility of bringing a future Aston Martin GL-based SUV to fruition.

Since Aston’s Lagonda-badged SUV concept surfaced in 2009, rumours of a future production version have never been far away.

One report in October last year suggested Aston was keen to revive the Lagonda name on an SUV, while a second report weeks later pointed at a potential AMG-based SUV for Aston Martin.

In February, a separate report from Britain’s Autocar also outlined a future Mercedes GL-based SUV wearing an Aston Martin badge.

Aston and Mercedes have tied up a multi-year deal which will eventually see AMG engines powering most, if not all, Aston Martin models.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG

Both carmakers appear to be open to the idea of platform sharing, with neither knocking the idea of a future Aston Martin SUV model on the head.

The current Mercedes-Benz GL range arrived in Australia midway through last year, with prices ranging from $129,900 to $214,900 for the AMG version, plus on-roads.

Expect pricing north of those figures if a future Aston Martin SUV model is eventually built.

Aston Martin Lagonda SUV Concept
Aston Martin Lagonda SUV Concept

 
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