LONDON -- Aston Martin said the first vehicle from its all-electric Lagonda brand will be an SUV arriving in 2021.
Aston is reviving Lagonda with the aim of breaking the duopoly held by Bentley and Rolls-Royce in the ultraluxury market.
"The Lagonda SUV is the first of its kind: a spacious, high-performance 4x4 that successfully reconciles a love of technology, luxury and style," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.
Aston is aiming to become one of the first manufacturers to use new solid-state batteries for its Lagonda models. It also intends to offer Level 4 autonomous driving abilities, although Palmer has said he doubts this level of autonomy will be available in 2021.
Ashton first revealed its plans for Lagonda at the Geneva auto show in March with the Vision sedan concept, created to preview the design language for upcoming models.