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Lagonda Vision Concept Aston Martin combines luxury and electric power

Lagonda Vision Concept Aston Martin combines luxury and electric power


With a cashmere and silk interior inside a
futuristic frame, Aston Martin is going electric — in what the legendary British automaker
is billing as the first luxury brand with zero-emission powertrain technologies. The high-end car company has spun out its
Lagonda “Vision Concept” that some automotive watchers call the standout item at a Geneva
auto show already rife with eye-catching items. The sleek, slim-line concept has doors open
in to each other and a top hatch for easy entry. With the battery under the floor and armchair-like
seats that swivel around, one attraction is roomy interior space. The seats have red epaulets, and the inside
has details of red Melton fabric — the traditional material used by the queen’s Welsh guard,
said Steve Platt, lead interior designer at Aston Martin.Production is set to start in
2021. Global carmakers are showing off a mix of
low-emission electric vehicles and high-end sports cars at the Geneva International Motor
Show. Many of the new offerings display the battery-electric
and autonomous technology carmakers say they need to meet tough emissions standards and
cope with an expected shift to cars as a service to be ordered rather owned. Mercedes-Benz rolled out its EQA concept car,
a compact battery electric vehicle with a virtual radiator that changes appearance depending
on the selected driving program. Volkswagen’s I.D. Vizzion large electric sedan was shown in
an autonomous version without a steering wheel. Big horsepower and fossil fuels remained very
much in evidence however. Luxury sports car maker McLaren showed off
its 211-mph (340 kph) Senna while Ferrari had the curvaceous, race-car inspired 488
Pista.

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