The good news is that Aston Martin's promised SUV will not look like this, and the jury's still out as to whether it will have the Aston Martin name, it could still be a Lagonda.
The new luxury SUV will use the hard-points of the Mercedes-Benz G-class and may even offer some versions with the German company's engines including diesels, though Aston is likely to offer its V12 in the range-topping model, while even a hybrid is being considered.
With Bentley and even Jaguar thought to be considering SUVs, Aston Martin no longer regards the idea of its own Crossover as the big risk it may once have been.
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