Aston Martin is continuing work on an SUV to rival the upcoming Bentley EXP 9 F.
The car will be loosely based on the Lagonda concept from the 2009 Geneva motor show but Aston is promising a total restyle after near-universal criticism of the show car.
Like the 2009 car, the new SUV will be based on the underpinnings of the Mercedes-Benz G-class. Aston admits a deal is in place for Mercedes to supply platforms, drivetrains and even engines. Aston is likely to offer its own familiar 6.0-litre V12 in a flagship model, but a range of smaller petrol and diesel models and possibly even a hybrid will be offered.