Many Springfield residents may know the name Lagonda for a number of reasons locally, but a luxury auto manufacturer will be making the name global again soon.
Aston Martin Lagonda recently announced it will be reviving the Lagonda luxury car line in the near future. A concept for the Lagonda Vision sedan was unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, along with two 40 percent scale models of a possible SUV and a coupe design.
The Lagonda will relaunch as a zero-emission line, according to an article by duPont Registry. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021.
The brand, which originated in Staines, England in 1906, was founded by Scottish-American Wilbur Gunn, who was born in Springfield. Gunn named his company after the Shawnee settlement of Lagonda, which is where the city exists today.
Aston Martin acquired Lagonda — which then became Aston Martin Lagonda — in 1947.
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